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Human Rights

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. This programme examines the contemporary challenges facing global society and nations, and their impact on human rights from the international to the local. Apply today to gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges for human rights and possible responses through legislation, policy and practice. Learn a diverse range of modules, with a practical focus, taught by human rights experts.

Entry requirements

If you’re passionate about Human Rights, we want to hear from you! We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world. Ideally you’ll hold a 2:1 degree or equivalent, in a relevant area such as law, criminology, politics, sociology or international development (other disciplines may also be relevant), although we will consider candidates with a 2:2 based on their overall and individual module performance. Candidates with relevant experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) and TOEFL (with a score of at least 88 and at least Listening: 21, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 21).

Course modules

Modules typically include: Human Rights; Climate Change and Sustainability; Asylum and Immigration; Trade, Investment and Human Rights; Media; Family Law; Identities; Children; Poverty; Migration and Human Trafficking; Criminal Justice; Terrorism on-line; Medicine and Human Rights.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods to provide students with a range of opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, and application skills. These include: coursework (in a range of formats, e.g. essay, problem question, report, briefing), examination, one-day examination and presentation.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,950 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,400 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,000 (Year 1) International 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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