Taught course

International Human Rights Law and Practice

University of York · York Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree with honours (2:1 or higher, or its equivalent). Some academic study or practical experience of law is desirable though not required. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with a good 2:2 degree (or equivalent) and at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The key paradox of international human rights law is that the proliferation of treaties and adjudicative bodies of the past decades has not significantly diminished serious human rights violations and abuses in every state. As a consequence, standard setting and implementation, international treaties and domestic law, states and non-state actors have become central focuses of human rights activists and scholars.

The LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice engages students in a critical, nuanced and interdisciplinary examination of this paradox and the multiple focuses of today’s human rights law and practice, while providing you with the practical socio-legal skills necessary to apply global norms at the local level.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325818