Taught course

Human Rights Law

University of Strathclyde · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a first- or second-class Honours degree from a UK university, or a European/ international equivalent, or relevant professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Protection of human rights is now a global concern. The 'war on terror' has put human rights under pressure. International, regional and domestic human rights instruments are increasingly influential and controversial. These trends will intensify in future years as international human rights law continues to expand, the impact of the European Court of Human Rights grows, and the Human Rights Act 1998 affects new areas of UK law. The LLM, PgDip and PgCert is therefore intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in this evolving human rights culture.

Information for international students

For overseas students, the University's English language proficiency requirements are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 600 (including the Test of Written English) or TOEFL 250 (computer based test).

Fees and funding

Lord Hope Scholarship for LLM/MSc Law School Programmes (New for 2014 entry)

Application can be made here: Lord Hope Scholarship Application Form

The Law School is delighted to announce the launch of the Lord Hope Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. Under this initiative, up to twelve partial scholarships of £1,000 each shall be available for applicants across our range of LLM/MSc programmes in the academic year 2014/15 (all courses above). The awards shall be granted on a competitive footing offered on the basis of financial need and academic merit. In addition to the financial award, the successful applicants shall also be invited to attend a celebratory dinner hosted by patron of the scheme and Emeritus Professor of the Law School, the Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead KT, PC, FRSE, former Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session, Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and most recently Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

GREAT Scholarships

As part of the GREAT Scholarship programme -India and British Council Initiative, awards to students of outstanding academic calibre from India are available. More information can be found here: http://www.strath.ac.uk/rio/postgraduatescholarships/award_771767_en.html

Other Funding Opportunities: http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)141 548 3738