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Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or related social sciences discipline with significant legal content.

Months of entry


Course content

Our LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights (IDLHR) adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine the relationship between development, human rights and global justice with a particular focus on the global South. It is designed to encourage critical thinking and creative practice and examines the inter-relationship between development, human rights and global justice, with emphasis both on theories and visions of these concepts as well as the practice and effects of their operation in the world.

This course gives you the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest pertaining to development and human rights including globalisation, economic and natural resources regulation, gender justice, climate justice, security, humanitarian and criminal law, democracy and governance, social movements and civil society activism. The programme also emphasises the development of skills in social and legal policy analyses, critical thinking and reading, writing and presentation, and advocacy and cause lawyering. It is taught by an international team of scholars with rich experience of development and human rights work in the South.

It is suitable for law graduates interested in pursuing Human Rights-based practice, careers in academia, international, government and non-governmental organisations; graduates with a social science background interested in the legal contexts and implications of development and social justice; legal professionals and activists working in the broad areas of development and human rights or, journalists and media activists.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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