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Full time September, January LLM Full-time: 12-18 months 31 January 2024

About the course

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.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 class UK degree or international equivalent in any subject area.

Additional information for EU/International students

Applications from international applicants with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please see your country page for further details on the equivalent qualifications we accept.

6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum in all bands

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Where will I study?

Where is Birmingham City University

Student Profiles

Elshareef Ali Mohammed

Elshareef Ali Mohammed is an international human rights lawyer who worked on one of the most significant global cases of 2014. He graduated from the School of Law with a LLM in International Human Rights in 2013.

The case of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan created a global media storm in May after she was sentenced to death for apostasy and sexual immorality for marrying a Christian man. Elshareef was part of the legal team who successfully secured her freedom.

His contribution to international human rights since graduating has since been commended with an Executive Dean's Award.

Jayantha Ramasubramanyam

I have always been interested in the subject of International Human Rights. However, it was very spur of the moment in terms of me finding out about this course and coming to study at Birmingham City University. My mother happened to see an advert in a newspaper announcing that a representative from Birmingham City University would be present at a British Council Fair in my hometown of Chennai, India.

My advice would be that you need to be really, really committed on the LLM as it is an intensive course. It can be quite intimidating at first but if you hang in there, apply yourself and work very hard it will be worth all the effort you put in. There’s no point in doing an LLM for the sake of it – you really need to know what you want to get out of it to make the experience worthwhile.

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