LLM International Human Rights


University College Dublin    UCD Sutherland School of Law

Full time & Part time September LLM Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Law (22) Philosophy (28)

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The LLM International Human Rights programme at the Sutherland School of Law offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to studying human rights law. With a focus on international relations and political theory, this programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary human rights issues. The diverse range of modules available allows students to explore topics such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the theory of human rights, and the politics of human rights. Entry requirements include holding a Law degree or a related interdisciplinary degree with a strong academic performance. Graduates of this programme can pursue careers as lawyers, policy-makers, researchers, and advocates in the field of human rights.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

On this programme you will acquire specialised and in-depth knowledge and understanding of international human rights law, political theory of rights and international relations relating to human rights. The programme is interdisciplinary thus building on the strengths in this area of the Sutherland School of Law and the School of Politics and International Relations. Members of staff in the Sutherland School of Law have engaged in major research in this area spanning the full range of international human rights law from asylum law and practice, the EU and fundamental rights to the law of privacy in Ireland.

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Entry Requirements

- Applicants must hold a Law degree, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component. Applicants must have achieved at least an upper second class honours or equivalent.

- Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma in Law (60 ECTS Credits) may be considered but will normally be admitted only where they can show an exceptionally strong performance in both their undergraduate degree and diploma.

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Adriana Ferreira dos Santos

The LLM in Human Rights in UCD included subjects from both Law and Politics which met my academic needs. I visited the campus and realised it had everything I was looking for; a well-structured course with faculty that have great expertise in the area, interesting subjects, an excellent research database and impressive facilities.

Ireland has a beautiful landscape and the people are welcoming. I also think it has the perfect atmosphere for study. I joined the boxing club at UCD and found it a great place to make friends and relax after studying. I really enjoyed the amazing sports complex. I think UCD has both high academic standards and great facilities available to the students; you have the option of having a meal on campus, watching a film at the Student Centre or playing sports in the Sports centre. I think this makes the academic experience more complete.

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