Taught course

Human Rights

Swansea University · Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law

Entry requirements

Ideally you’ll hold a 2:1 degree or equivalent, in a relevant area such as law, criminology, politics, sociology or international development (other disciplines may also be relevant), although we will consider candidates with a 2:2 based on their overall and individual module performance. Candidates with relevant experience are also strongly encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) and TOEFL (with a score of at least 88 and at least Listening: 21, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 21).

Months of entry


Course content

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The LLM Human Rights programme draws on the research strengths in College of Law and Criminology, but also from other colleges, in its teaching; and, exploits strong relationships with external partners to integrate a distinctive applied focus to the programme.

The course consists of taught modules (compulsory and optional) and a dissertation.

Compulsory modules will examine the international human rights framework, introduce research methods on human rights, and discuss accountability for human rights (including impact assessment).

A variety of module choices

Human Rights and:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Asylum and Immigration
  • Trade, Investment and Human Rights
  • Media
  • Family Law
  • Identities
  • Children
  • Poverty
  • Migration and Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Terrorism on-line
  • Medicine and Human Rights

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Simon Hoffman
+44 (0)1792 513004