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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    PgDip, PgCert, LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    19 October 2017

Course content

Our LLM in International Human Rights will expose you to the fundamental aspects of the field, and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine the impact of the international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision.

The LLM International Human Rights also provides you with an opportunity to assess how international human rights law offers protection to different categories of vulnerable groups.

Additionally, our LLM provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon existing skills gained from your undergraduate course - enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and providing a basis for progression to doctoral studies. 

What's covered in the course?

You will analyse and critically evaluate principle features of international human rights law, including fundamental concepts, values, principles and rules, and the main institutions and procedures. You’ll also learn to evaluate complex legal issues, communicate complex and abstract ideas, and employ strategic transferable skills.  

Why Choose Us?

  • You will earn from a dedicated and passionate teaching team, who have experience with the international human rights institutions
  • This course is a conversion LLM – you don’t need a degree in Law to be eligible to study it.
  • The course covers transnational jurisdictions, so it is international in scope.
  • The course has flexible delivery methods to suit your location and when you are able to study. You can enroll as either an on-campus student, flexible/blended learning student or as a distance learning student
  • Studying of the LLM International Human Rights will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the work of the Law School’s Centre for Human Right
  • You will have an opportunity to enhance your employability skills by completing an internship
  • Birmingham City University has just launched the UK's first Centre for Brexit Studies, researching all aspects of the UK's vote to leave the EU, including the impact it has on domestic law and legislation.

Visit the International Human Rights - LLM page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

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