Taught course

International Human Rights Law LLM

University of Huddersfield · Huddersfield Business School

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in any subject.
  • Other experience or qualifications that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at graduate level may be acceptable. Suitability for acceptance onto the course will be assessed through interview.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM in International Human Rights Law targets all those willing to get involved in the work of international or regional organisations as well as NGOs which are active in the field of human rights protection. The LLM explores both the content of legal standards and the functioning of monitoring mechanisms in the context of real-life situations where human rights are being violated.

Ranging from the theoretical to the practical, the origins and fundamental principles of international human rights law are examined as well as issues that arise with regard to marginalised groups of people and the consequences of growing economic inequalities. With a view to increasing both analytical and research skills, there is also strong engagement with current discussions on potential improvement and reform of the international human rights system.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 472956