Taught course

International Law and Human Rights

University of Southampton · Southampton Law School

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Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Law (or a degree with some legal components) is normally required, BUT account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within a relevant field of study.

Months of entry


Course content

On our LLM International Law and Human Rights programme you’ll discover the effects of globalisation on our legal and human rights.

Develop your understanding of global legal frameworks along with the skills to analyse complex legal issues and evaluate legal or policy responses. Study with academic staff who are active at the forefront of international and national legal reform and development.

You’ll begin your programme with an intensive, legal skills course designed to help you to familiarise yourself with the:

• common law system

• interactions of statute and judge-made law

• impact of international conventions and model laws on national law

You’ll gain access to the specialist legal knowledge and practical know-how that will be essential for your professional life, from academics working at the cutting edge of research and scholarship.

Our expertise has been recognised as being of international excellence, and in the School of Law we are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment. Southampton - as the quintessential port city and being home to many industry organisations – also offers the ideal background for your studies.

You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility, international dispute settlement and human rights responsibilities. This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.

Fees and funding

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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