Birmingham City University - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS - LLM

Birmingham City University


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.

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.

Career opportunities after INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS - LLM

  • Lawyer
  • Statistician

    Legal officer
  • Program manager
  • Campaign manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Educator
  • GIS specialist
  • Grant writer
  • Journalist
  • Interpreter
  • Research assistant.

Course Details

To complete this course, a student must complete all the CORE modules totaling 140 credits and

 complete at least 40 credits from the indicative list of Optional Modules.


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

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