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International Human Rights Law LLM


Course Description

Entry requirements:
Candidates should normally have a first or good second class honours degree in law OR an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element OR an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline, OR be qualified as a barrister or solicitor or have an equivalent qualification.

Course aims:
To develop and refine expertise in the selected areas of study; to obtain a critical understanding of relevant legal principles, the policy considerations that underpin them and, as appropriate, their socio-legal, comparative and interdisciplinary contexts; to develop the ability to analyse, interpret and apply a wide range of legal, socio-legal and contextual materials in the solution to complex legal problems; to stimulate your capacity for independent legal research; to enhance skills in oral and written expression.

This stream is intended for those who have an interest in human rights at both an international and national level, and wish to develop that interest through a wide range of academic courses covering a variety of issues related to the theory and practice of human rights.

Course structure:
You will take three 15 credit compulsory modules, two in semester one and one in semester two, which cover fundamental issues.

Academic Writing for Postgraduates in Law
Global Protection of Human Rights: Implementation Methods
Global Protection of Human Rights: Core Principles
From 2011, the Department of Politics and International Relations will be running an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics. The School of Law is working with this department and students on our LLM in International Human Rights Law will be able to choose one 30 credit module from their syllabus as well as choose from the list below. These 30 credit modules are currently planned as:

The Politics of Human Rights
Human Rights, Ethics and War in the Post-Cold War Order
You must then select 45 credits of modules from the list below and 30 credits of modules from any on offer. You will also be required to complete a 60 credit dissertation on a topic within the area of human rights.

The European Convention on Human Rights: Institutions, Procedures and Fundamental Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights: Convention Rights
Feminist Perspectives on International Law
Freedom of Expression
Genocide and the Law
Human Rights and Health Care Law
International Law and Development
The State, the Law and Religious Freedoms
Theories of Rights
Or any one module offered by the Department of Politics and International Relations (30 credits each).

Teaching and assessment methods:
The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow students to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor. Most modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete the 60 credit dissertation over the summer months.

Visit the International Human Rights Law LLM page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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School of Law Scholarships - 7 Awards

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000 (overseas) / £1000 (Home/EU)

Eligibility

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Application Procedure

Closing date for scholarship applications is 31 May 2012. Students applying for the awards should hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a full time place on an LLM programme beginning October 2012.Email application form, details are on the website.

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding


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LLM International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.International Human Rights Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. Public International Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. General Law Programme or the Legal Research Programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. International Commercial Law programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £1500 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. These students may be eligible for a scholarship of £2000 instead, if their qualifying degree is a first or equivalent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2000

Eligibility

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications must be made before 31st August 2012 with the application form and relevant proof of final degree achieved. Applicants for the scholarships must hold a valid offer for a place on a campus based LLM programme for 2012. Scholarship awards cannot be carried over to the following year.For confirmation of the benchmark entry requirements, first class degree equivalency or further information please email [email protected]

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding



Entry Requirements

See below

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