Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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

UK students
Total £8,000
International students
Total: EU £8,000 Non EU £18,000

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more on the scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School Admissions Team
Email
pglaw@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 7573