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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    06 August 2019

This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to enter human rights law and advances your existing degree. You'll cover the breadth of human rights theory and practice and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner.

  • Acquire specialist expertise in the field of international or domestic human rights.
  • Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course.
  • Gain a deep understanding of human rights law, principles and policy while building on your existing qualifications.
  • Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career.
  • Study full or part-time and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods.

'I'm able to study human rights law at a regional, national and international level. The course has also helped me to consider issues from different perspectives.'

Valeriia Dymbrylova, LLM Applied Human Rights student

How you learn

The course provides a supportive, intensive learning experience; one that employs wide-ranging means to impart deep understanding, intellectual advancement and employment preparation. Your legal skills will be applied through working with academics, volunteers and practitioners, allowing you active engagement and real-world experiences alongside theoretical grounding.

You learn through:

  • lectures and seminars on campus
  • teaching input from human rights organisations
  • monitoring and review of human rights case studies
  • active engagement with live projects and simulated cases
  • guided reading
  • workshops
  • student presentations
  • peer support
  • individual student reflection on learning
  • virtual lectures

Applied learning

Throughout the course you will engage with live projects that allow you knowledge and understanding of contemporary human rights cases and issues.

As well as engaging regularly with human rights practitioners, specialists and organisations - past speakers include Shami Chakrobarti and Trevor Phillips - there will be ample opportunity for workplace networking, internships and involvement in planning events. You will also interact regularly with the research work of staff in the Human Rights and Social Justice and Social-Legal Research Clusters, and the Department of Law and Criminology.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • human rights law
  • policy or development work
  • human rights advocacy
  • academia or teaching
  • non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • local and central government services
  • research and development organisations

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus.

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

Collegiate Campus map

Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Modules

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Compulsory modules:

  • Dissertation - 60 credits - Coursework 
  • Human Rights And Legal Scholarship - 30 credits - Coursework 
  • Human Rights In The 21st Century - 30 credits - Coursework 
  • Principles Of Human Rights And Social Justice - 30 credits - Coursework 

Elective modules:

  • Applied Contemporary Refugee Studies - 30 credits - Coursework 
  • Human Rights Advocacy - 30 credits - Coursework/Practical 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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Visit the Applied Human Rights (LLM) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

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