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Human Rights LLM (January or September start)

Course Description

Your programme of study

You develop a very clear understanding about human rights law and how it affects a range of different areas of life. This is a specialist programme focusing purely on human rights from the Geneva Convention of 1949 to additional protocols of 1977 and each country interpretation and their justification in the use of force. You look at recent force in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine. You also look at the protection of natural resources globally and how human rights law has shaped politics. Careers can be within legal professions in defending the rights of others, diplomacy and negotiation at international level, civil service, government, NGOs and more.

You study social and economic rights and conflicts within education, health, housing, and family with options to study International Human Rights Law. The programme makes you highly employable within this specialism.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship


Oil and Minerals for Good

The Politics of Human Rights

Semester 2

International Human Rights Law


International Humanitarian Law

The use of Force in International Law

International Human Rights Law

Semester 3


Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page


Why study at Aberdeen?

•           You study in a top 10 ranked Law School in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018)

•          98% of students felt their LLM added value to their career prospects, 97% would recommend their course to others

•           Study with over 40 other nationalities in the Law School

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • September or January
  • 12 months or 24 months

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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 *Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

•            Your Accommodation

•            Campus Facilities

•            Aberdeen City

•            Student Support

•            Clubs and Societies

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Living costs


Visit the Human Rights LLM (January or September start) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2(1) Honours degree in Law (or another discipline) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
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Last Updated

01 August 2017

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