Taught course

International Human Rights Law

University of Sussex · Sussex Law School

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should normally be in law or a relevant subject such as international relations, political science, criminology, criminal justice or sociology. You may still be considered if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Many believe international human rights law is one of our greatest moral achievements. However, huge gaps remain between the theory and the practice of human rights implementation.
Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating and engaging learning environment. You’ll study the interconnections between international human rights law and regional and national systems of human rights protection. In addition to studying legal texts such as treaties, declarations and case law, you’ll explore critiques of rights as well as the legal and practical context behind contemporary issues and challenges.
You’ll build a rich base of knowledge in human rights. Many of our staff undertake interdisciplinary human rights research. This is a research strength at Sussex and is reflected in our teaching. You’ll engage with this growing team of established human rights researchers and get involved with the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research.
We’ll also prepare you for your future career, and you can take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Human Rights Law Clinic.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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