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LLM Human Rights Law


Course Description

The LLM in Human Rights Law programme is designed to enable students to form an advanced conceptual understanding of international law relating to the promotion and protection of human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels.

Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary

The Human Rights Collegium is the first association between a university and a non-governmental organisation established to provide scholarly expertise, research and teaching on national and international human rights. The Human Rights Collegium is based at Queen Mary, University of London and is a consortium of members of the School of Law and the British Institute of Human Rights. The collegium's aim is to focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights to help contribute to its progressive development and to benefit the community. These rights include socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and the rights of other vulnerable groups.

Internships

Queen Mary LLM students have the opportunity to apply for three summer internships with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR).

Taught Modules

To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Human Rights Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.

All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.

◦ QLLM021 Corporate Governance (45 credits)
◦ QLLM035 Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM038 Human Rights of Women (45 credits)
◦ QLLM047 International and Comparative Social Justice (45 credits)
◦ QLLM053 International Criminal Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM057 International Law of Armed Conflict and the Use of Force (45 credits)
◦ QLLM059 International Law on the Rights of the Child (45 credits)
◦ QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM078 Mental Health Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM100 EU Immigration Law (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM127 International Human Rights Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM167 Indigenous Rights: Selected Issues in Practice and Theory (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM168 International Law and Indigenous Peoples (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM170 Cultural Diversity and Law (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM172 Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM176 International Refugee Law (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM177 International Migration Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM323 State Crime (sem 2)
◦ QLLM326 The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (sem 1)
◦ QLLM327 European Union Human Rights Law (Sem 2) (Not Running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM355 Celebrity Privacy, the Media and the Law (sem 1)
◦ QLLM359 Cyberspace Law: Protecting the Online Persona: Digital Rights in Cyberspace (sem 2) (not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM382 Energy Law and Ethics (sem 1)

Visit the LLM Human Rights Law page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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LLM and MA Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is offering a total of ten full LLM scholarships (fee waiver) covering the LLM programmes listed below. Of the ten full scholarships, the School of Law will award four overseas fee scholarships and six Home/EU fee scholarships for those with an offer on one of the following LLM programmes:
◦LLM Banking and Finance Law
◦LLM Commercial and Corporate Law
◦LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
◦LLM Competition Law
◦LLM Computer and Communications Law
◦LLM Economic Regulation
◦LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law
◦LLM Environmental Law
◦LLM European Law
◦LLM Human Rights Law
◦LLM Immigration Law
◦LLM Insurance Law
◦LLM Intellectual Property Law
◦LLM International Business Law
◦LLM International Shipping Law
◦LLM Master of Laws (General)
◦LLM Legal Theory
◦LLM Media Law
◦LLM Medical Law
◦LLM Public International Law
◦LLM Tax LawThe School of Law offers one of the largest LLM Programmes in the UK with 18 different LLM Programmes covering most areas of law.7 LLM Scholarships (Home/EU tuition fee)
7 LLM Scholarships (overseas tuition fee)

Value of Scholarship(s)

Home and Overseas Tuition fees

Eligibility

Home and Overseas students

Application Procedure

For further details on all our available funding and deadlines, please visit:
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate /fees/

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate /fees/


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Chevening/QMUL LLM Scholarships - 2 Awards

The School of Law is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to offer two jointly funded Chevening / Queen Mary LLM scholarships for September 2016 entry.The prestigious Chevening programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Queen Mary University of London has welcomed many excellent Chevening Scholars onto its postgraduate law programmes over numerous years and is proud to be able to offer these new additional jointly funded scholarships, in addition to the main Chevening Scholarship Programme, which continues to run.The funding will allow for the two successful recipients to receive a full LLM tuition fee waiver along with a generous monthly stipend and one return flight.To encourage applicants from currently under-represented countries onto the LLM programme, the School of Law has decided on the following criteria:One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Banking and Finance Law
LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
LLM in Computer and Communications Law
LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
LLM in Insurance Law
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
LLM in International Business Law
LLM in International Economic Law
LLM in International Shipping Law
LLM in Media Law
LLM in Tax LawThe second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Competition Law
LLM in Environmental Law
LLM in European Law
LLM in Human Rights Law
LLM in Immigration Law
LLM in Legal Theory
LLM in Medical Law
LLM in Public International LawIf you are not from one of the eligible countries listed here for the two Chevening/QMUL joint scholarships, please visit the Chevening website (http://www.chevening.org) to see if you are from one of their eligible countries, which would allow you to apply for any Queen Mary Postgraduate Taught Masters Law programmes or any LLM programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20,000

Eligibility

One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes listed below (see full details).The second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes (see full details).

Application Procedure

The Chevening application deadline is 3 November 2015. Full details about entry criteria, how to apply, the Chevening selection process, interviews etc; can be found on http://www.chevening.org.

To be considered for a Chevening / Queen Mary LLM Scholarship, candidates must hold a conditional or unconditional offer from Queen Mary for one of the above LLM programmes.

Full details on academic entry requirements, online applications and frequently asked questions are available on the LLM programme pages.

Chevening will arrange the selection process, compile the shortlisting and undertake the interviews in country and then provide feedback to Queen Mary University of London whom will make the final decision regarding the two successful recipients.

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/llm-chevening/index.html



Entry Requirements

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent). See: View Website

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