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International Human Rights Law (LLM)

  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    07 July 2017

Course content

The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law offers students the opportunity to specialise in International Human Rights Law, to facilitate enhanced career opportunities, or to lay the foundations for PhD study. The LL.M. is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree and the international focus is a key advantage in today's globalised legal landscape.

Course Structure

The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law is one year in duration or can be divided over two years. The student will complete six subjects and a dissertation. In the first semester the student will complete three mandatory subjects and in the second semester, they will choose three human rights electives. Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. A dissertation is completed over the summer months under the guidance of a designated supervisor.

Core modules:

• Public International Law
• Advanced Legal Research and Writing
• International Human Rights Law

Optional modules:

• International Children's Rights Law*
• International Humanitarian Law*
• Social and Economic Rights*
• International Asylum and Immigration Law*
• International Criminal Law*
• Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights*

*These electives run subject to demand and discretion of the Faculty of Law




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