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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    03 October 2017

Course content

Programme Description

As a field of academic study, human rights cuts across a wide variety of disciplines. It sits at the heart of law, political science, theology and history. This programme is designed to provide you with a theoretical and practical understanding of international human rights law in its broader political context, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between human rights and conflict resolution.

You will be able to explore the role of human rights globally and the international and domestic machinery that promotes and enforces rights, while focusing on how academic debates connect to the practice of human rights.

The University is home to five closely cooperating Global Academies in the areas of justice, health, development, environment and society, and agriculture and food security, which together address crucial global challenges that span the ambit of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.

As a student on this programme, you will have the unique opportunity to draw on the academic space for learning human rights created by the activities and research of these Academies.

Programme structure

This programme offers a wide range of subjects across human rights, law, crime and criminal justice, as well as options from other disciplines. This enables you to tailor the programme to meet your specific interests.

For 2017/18 the programme consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a dissertation worth 60 credits.

We cannot guarantee that all courses will run each year, and will provide adequate notice of any changes to the programme structure and courses.

Career opportunities

The LLM in Human Rights has been conceived as a gateway into a range of employment opportunities and specialised academic work, which may include: government legal advice, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, private legal practice, advocacy work in a range of advocacy organisations or human rights consultancy.


Visit the Human Rights - LLM page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

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