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Human Rights

Concentrate on the study of human rights law and policy in its social, political and philosophical context on this exciting postgraduate degree.

This course responds to the needs of students seeking an LLM Human Rights course, equipping you with both doctrinal knowledge and a sophisticated theoretical understanding of human rights. The LLM also encourages critical reflection on how to best promote human rights in practice.

We were ranked 10th for research intensity in a recent national assessment, with 100% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent, which feeds directly into your learning. We offer a dynamic and international learning environment. Our teaching is supported by first-class research conducted by renowned experts across the main fields of national, European and international law.

A wide choice of modules are offered not only by the School of Law, but by a number of other Schools and Departments including the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies and the ICMA Centre, part of the renowned Henley Business School.

High quality teaching is supported by expert academic researchers and practitioners, in a dynamic and international learning environment, and links with employers provide opportunities for you to gain real-world experience.

**Careers**

The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers.

LLM Human Rights Law will be an asset for students seeking employment in domestic and international human rights organisations, United Nations agencies, legal practice and international advocacy in the human rights field, international courts and tribunals, human rights NGOs, the public service (in the areas of social welfare, immigration, foreign relations, humanitarian aid, international development, etc), law reform agencies, the media (journalism and broadcasting), security, academia (with further postgraduate study) and business (in such fields as human resource management and corporate social responsibility).

**Modules**

- Human rights law, policy and practice

- International refugee law

- International criminal law

- Law of armed conflict

- The use of military force

Entry requirements

LLM: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules may include:

* Human rights law, policy, and practice

* International refugee law

* International criminal law

* Law of armed conflict

* The use of military force

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Fees

These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.
For part-time fees please contact the university.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 7,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
LLM Full-time £ 14,900 (Academic year) International 12 Months
LLM Part-time Home/EU 24 Months
LLM Part-time International 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 16,045 (Whole course) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) England 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) EU 12 Months

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