Taught course

International Human Rights Law

University of Liverpool · Liverpool Law School

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The postgraduate taught programmes in International Human Rights Law are advanced courses of study which provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the far-reaching impact of international law on international relations, with a special emphasis on human rights issues and their relevance to domestic law.

The Liverpool Law School is one of the oldest law departments in the UK and has a prestigious international reputation. We strive for social relevance and to influence public debate and policy at the local, national, European and international levels.

On your LLM you will be joining a cohort of diverse, international and ambitious students and taught by world-leading experts in international human rights law. Teaching is delivered in an interactive, participatory and inclusive way, with extensive support from small-group teaching and online learning platforms.

All students are given our specialised Legal Research Training which will develop your legal writing skills and enhance your research and presentation skills.

We offer an exciting range of extra-curricular and careers opportunities to produce well-rounded, employable graduates. This includes internships, pro bono projects, and talks and workshops from exciting speakers such as practising lawyers and judges who have played significant roles in uncovering miscarriages of justice or reforming the law.


  • Advanced legal research skills that are necessary to enable you to reach a superior understanding of international human rights law
  • How to analyse, evaluate and interpret primary and secondary legal sources
  • How to understand and apply English, European and International legal terminology, both orally and in writing
  • Critical, analytical and research skills
  • Oral discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving exercises
  • How to apply legal knowledge to practical situations

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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