Many believe that international human rights law is one of our greatest moral achievements. However, there remain huge gaps between the theory and the practice of human rights implementation.
You’ll study the interconnection of international human rights law with regional, European and national systems of human rights protection. Through the study of legal texts such as treaties, declarations and case law, you’ll examine the legal context behind contemporary issues.
Many of our staff engage in interdisciplinary human rights research, and this is reflected in our approach to teaching and learning on the course. You may also have the opportunity to work with real clients, on real issues, through the Human Rights Law Clinic.
How will I study?
You’ll learn through core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer, you undertake supervised work on the LLM dissertation.
You will be assessed through coursework, a portfolio, essays and a 10,000-word dissertation.
Human Rights Law Clinic
When you’ve successfully completed the International Human Rights law core module, you can apply for The Human Rights Law Clinic option.
The Clinic gives you the chance to build on law and theory through the preparation of pro bono legal opinions for real clients. You’ll gain practical insights, work on research, and formulate advice and recommendations on contemporary human rights challenges.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
USA Friends Scholarships (2017) -A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course. -Application deadline: 3 April 2017
The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research was established to foster a vibrant research culture for human rights researchers within the Sussex Law School.
Our work has a global as well as national focus and we adopt a range of different approaches to human rights research, for example: -Doctrinal -Critical -Theoretical -Practical -Interdisciplinary
We hold regular research seminars, workshops and debates, which all students are welcome to attend. Listed below are faculty with particular expertise in human rights.
This LLM is ideal if you wish to achieve a law-oriented postgraduate qualification in human rights and want to go on to a career in law or human rights advocacy.
The international and comparative nature of this course means that you will be well placed to seek employment in the UK and overseas in organisations such as: -International law firms -Governments -International organisations -NGOs
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.Type of award Postgraduate taughtTimetable 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received By 31 May: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship.Successful applicants Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University.Contact details Student Funding Team Student Life Centre University of Sussex Bramber House Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QU UK Email: [email protected]
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% off International Student tuition fee
Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website. Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.Students who hold other University of Sussex scholarships will not be eligible for the Chancellors International Scholarship.Intend to remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
To apply for this scholarship you must first have submitted your application to study through the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/When you have applied for your course, apply for the scholarship using the application form: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/funding/cisapplication Confirmation of submission will be sent automatically following your submission. If you do not receive this, please ensure that you check your junk/deletion folder for this notification as it may be sent directly to these folders depending on your email security settings.The closing date for applications to be received is 1 May 2017 23:59:00 BST. Applications received after 1 May 2017 will not be considered.
The HESPAL Scholarship is a joint award offered by the British Council and the University of Sussex which is centred on building capacity in Palestinian universities by providing young Palestinian academics with an English Masters course in a subject that will benefit their home institution and hence the Palestinian Territories.The University of Sussex and the British Council are committed to providing two scholarships per year. The scholarships covers: -Tuition Fees -Pre-departure briefing from the British Council -Arrival allowances -Thesis allowances -A monthly allowance to cover living expenses -Travel costs to and from the UKNB: Scholarships do not cover the cost for any accompanying family.Where awards are made in relation to a fee waiver no fee award will exceed the total fee payable.Holders of the HESPAL Scholarship are unable to hold another scholarship from the University of Sussex.Type of award Postgraduate taughtTimetable Deadline for Application: 1 January 2017End of March 2017: British Council informed of selection outcomeFurther information For further information on the scholarship and how to apply please refer to the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/ps-education-scholarships-hespal.htmContact details For further information on the scholarship and how to apply please refer to the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/ps-education-scholarships-hespal.htm
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full tuition fee waiver
Be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.Be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him.Have a Bachelors or Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 2.1 Bachelor's Degree from UK).Be below the age of 35 on application.Sign a written undertaking to return to Palestine within a time frame agreed, normally one year.Have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
No. of awards TBC
Thanks to the generosity of our North American alumni and the Friends of the University of Sussex, a scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 is available to nationals or permanent residents of the USA who will be studying a one year taught Master's degree course at the University of Sussex.The scholarships will be awarded on academic merit.Type of award Postgraduate mastersEligibility You will not be eligible for this scholarship if you meet any of the following exclusions: -Have applied for a course at the Institute of Development Studies except the MA Gender and Development and MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy -Have applied to study MSc Social Research Methods -Have applied to study a DPhil (1+3) course -Have applied to study a Foundation Year, Postgraduate Certificate, International Year One Diploma in Business and Management or Pre-Masters -Have applied to study Pre-Masters courses and diplomas taught at partner colleges -Have applied to study the Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Education -Have applied for a course within the Brighton and Sussex Medical School -Have applied for LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)Timetable By 23:59 BST 3rd April 2017: Deadline for all applications to be receivedBy 3 June 2017: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application by emailAutumn Term: Scholars receive award payment.Further information Applications will be ranked and assessed on the following criteria: -Academic merit (including grades) -Academic reference -Impact the scholarship will have on you -Ambition -Why you have chosen the University of Sussex and the contribution you will make to the communityYour referee for your application should ideally be a personal tutor or academic mentor at your current or last college or University.Contact details The Student Funding TeamStudent Life Centre Bramber House University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QUTel: +44 1273 872994Email: [email protected]
Value of Scholarship(s)
An amount equivalent to $10,000 maintenance award
Be a national or permanent resident of the United States of America.Have applied for and been offered a place on a full time Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Sussex (MA, MSc, LLM, Dip Grad).Have been assessed as paying overseas fees.Remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in law or a relevant subject (such as economics, finance, international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).
Recipient: University of Sussex
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