This course is suitable for: solicitors and barristers in private practice and in-house; activists; campaigners and researchers involved in human rights issues; those working in organisations with public functions and who need to comply with human rights obligations; as well as human rights professionals in the UN and other international organisations and NGOs and those with an interest in Human Rights Law. •Informa This course is delivered in partnership with Informa Professional Academy, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses •Develop your own personal pathway This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules •Study at your own pace Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award •Differentiate yourself in the job market Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of human rights law •Boost your employability Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market
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International Human Rights Law – explores the birth of international human rights thinking and the struggle to balance competing rights. You will also examine the international legal system and human rights legal system
You will also select elective modules which might include: •Social Justice & Human Rights •International Child Law •European Convention on Human Rights •International Humanitarian Law •International Law •Negotiated Study •Freedom of Religion, and the Rights of Minorities in International Law •Gender & Sexuality in International Law •The Protection of Refugees in International Law
Dissertation You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in International Human Rights Law your dissertation must have an international human rights theme.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.
26 July 2017
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Recipient: De Montfort University
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