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Human Rights and Justice

The course will help students develop a strong analytical understanding of the key legal issues in the area, with a particular focus on European and international human rights and key aspects of international justice systems.

Entry requirements

  •     A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
  •     Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
  •     Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Course modules

Modules: public international and humanitarian law; terrorism and international response; victims' rights and restorative justice; human rights in Europe; theory and principles of international law; expression rights; human rights and criminal justice; discrimination law in employment; international criminal court and international crime; data protection and privacy.

Assessment methods

In each case, modules are assessed through 1 piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem or essay style question, but will vary by module. Students can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module. The dissertation is 18,000 to 20,000 words and is researched and written independently under the guidance of an expert academic.

Sponsorship information

Students who are in practice may obtain funding from their employer; bursaries are normally available for this course and are equivalent to up to half the UK/EU fees; the bursaries are competitive and are awarded on the basis of: Evidence of the pursuit of excellence in individual performance and/or experience outside education; a written statement indicating the anticipated academic and career benefits applicants may receive from studying this programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,900 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,450 (Year 1) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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