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International Human Rights Law (PGDip)

  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma 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. 

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma is one year in duration or can be split over two years. The student will complete six subjects. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects and in the second semester, they will choose three electives. Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. Upon meeting with the faculty a two-year option may be arranged where necessary.

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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