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LLM International Human Rights


Course Description

Our LLM International Human Rights examines the impact of international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision.

The course will expose you to the fundamental aspects of international human rights and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine different systems of law at a higher level. In addition, 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.

We have active student-led Legal, Mooting and Debate Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England. Our students have reached five finals in the past six years and have regularly beaten teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities. In the past 10 years, we have beaten eight of the elite Russell Group of universities, including Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick.

Continuing Professional Development

The LLM is accredited for Continuing Professional Development purposes by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

What's covered in the course?

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. You’ll also study the new and emerging area of law and catastrophe.

We’ll develop your ability to analyse and evaluate the principle features of international human rights, as well as being able to synthesise complex legal issues, arguments and discourse. You’ll learn how to communicate complex and abstract ideas in an articulate and confident manner, as well as developing a host of transferrable skills that employers crave.

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

(Student Profile)

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.


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Entry Requirements

Mininum 2:2 on a UK degree in law (e.g LLB): orMinimum 2:2 on a UK degree which includes law as a substantial component (e.g. BA Law and Management); orAn equivalent overseas qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in each category), or equivalent will also be required for international students whose first language is not English.

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