International Human Rights LLM

International Human Rights LLM

Our LLM in International Human Rights will expose you to the fundamental aspects of the field and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine the impact of the international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision.

The LLM International Human Rights also provides you with an opportunity to assess how international human rights law offers protection to different categories of vulnerable groups.

Additionally, our LLM provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon existing skills gained from your undergraduate course - enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and providing a basis for progression to doctoral studies.

You will analyse and critically evaluate principle features of international human rights law, including fundamental concepts, values, principles and rules, and the main institutions and procedures. You will also learn to evaluate complex legal issues, communicate complex and abstract ideas, and employ strategic transferable skills

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 class UK degree or international equivalent in any subject area.
  • 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

You will have the opportunity to undertake a placement or complete a project as an alternative to a dissertation.
In addition we have active, student-led Legal, Mooting and Debate Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England, with our students reaching five finals in the past six years, regularly beating teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities.
We also have a staff and student led Pro-Bono Unit that provides legal advice to the public.

There is the opportunity to undertake a placement abroad as an alternative to a dissertation. The School of Law’s Centre for American Legal Studies operates the UK’s largest student internship programme to the USA. In order to be applicable, you need to apply for the internship programme.
The programme was established in 1994 and to date we have placed over 500 students in Federal and State Public Defender offices, private attorney offices, American University Law Schools, law projects and organisations across the USA, from New York City to West Texas and San Francisco. 

Course Details

Public International Law - 20 credits
Human Rights in the Wider World - 20 credits
International Women's and Children’s Rights - 20 credits
Advanced Research Methods - 20 credits
Dissertation, Project or Placement - 60 credits

Optional modules:
Global Health Law - 20 credits
International Criminal Law - 20 credits
Human Rights and the Environment - 20 credits
Refugees and the Free Movement of People - 20 credits
All core modules are guaranteed to run. Optional modules will vary from year to year and the published list is indicative only.

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