A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law or a relevant social science or non-UK equivalent.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Law admissions team.
Months of entry
This advanced course in human rights taught by international experts offers a unique and distinctive focus on the theories and practice of rights, producing a vibrant environment for exploring this significant area of law and policy.
This programme will give you advanced knowledge, greater understanding and critical insights into current systems of human rights legal protection and human rights debates.
You’ll explore different domestic, regional and international human rights legal systems to analyse how rights have been legalised, developed and enforced through the theory and practice of human rights.
You’ll investigate the law relating to the protection of life and human dignity, freedom from torture and other ill treatment, freedom of expression, and human rights with regard to media organisations, terrorism, health care, the family and disabled people.
Information for international students
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:
- don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
- want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.
Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Law and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Law and Society (10 weeks).
Fees and funding
The School of Law offers a number of Liberty Scholarships which are awarded based on the students' performance in their undergraduate degree. Find out more.
The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more on the scholarship page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School Admissions Team
- +44 (0)113 343 7573