Taught course

International Law and Human Rights

University of Southampton · Southampton Law School

Entry requirements

An upper-second class bachelor’s degree or higher in law or in a degree with a substantial legal component. Work experience also considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Discover the effects of globalisation on our legal and human rights with this LLB International Law and Human Rights master's degree. You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility, international dispute settlement and human rights responsibilities.

The programme will prepare you for a career in international or human rights law in governmental and non-governmental roles, or the private and commercial sectors.

You’ll begin your programme with a one-week intensive legal skills course to give you a grounding in the common law system, interactions of statute and judge-made law, and the impact of international conventions and model laws on national law.

Over the course of the programme you’ll develop your understanding of global legal frameworks along with the skills to analyse complex legal issues and evaluate legal or policy responses.

You'll choose from a wide range of modules including:

  • dispute settlement in international law
  • human rights in context
  • international criminal justice
  • armed conflict in international law
  • free speech and privacy on the internet

And you’ll join a close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. In addition, our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career support will enable you to grow your networks and enhance your employability in preparation for a successful legal career.

Information for international students

IELTS language requirements band G, IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in each component. For more information on accepted English Language tests, please see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

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

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