This course is suitable for: solicitors and barristers in private practice and in-house; activists; campaigners and researchers involved in human rights issues; those working in organisations with public functions and who need to comply with human rights obligations; as well as human rights professionals in the UN and other international organisations and NGOs and those with an interest in Human Rights Law. •Informa This course is delivered in partnership with Informa Professional Academy, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses •Develop your own personal pathway This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules •Study at your own pace Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award •Differentiate yourself in the job market Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of human rights law •Boost your employability Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market
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International Human Rights Law – explores the birth of international human rights thinking and the struggle to balance competing rights. You will also examine the international legal system and human rights legal system
You will also select elective modules which might include: •Social Justice & Human Rights •International Child Law •European Convention on Human Rights •International Humanitarian Law •International Law •Negotiated Study •Freedom of Religion, and the Rights of Minorities in International Law •Gender & Sexuality in International Law •The Protection of Refugees in International Law
Dissertation You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in International Human Rights Law your dissertation must have an international human rights theme.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
Faculty of Business and Law alumni scholarships 2013/14
The scholarship programme is based on academic achievement and merit and applies to all students automatically who are graduating or have graduated within the last 2 years, and enrol onto one of our full-time Masters programmes (including the Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma in Law programmes).
•Those students who hold a 2.1 or first class honours degree are eligible for a £2,000 discount off the tuition fees of all full-time Masters programmes •Those students who hold an honours degree qualification below 2.1 level will be eligible for a £500 discount off the tuition fees for all full-time Masters programmes •Applicants to the full-time Legal Practice or Graduate Diploma in Law courses will be eligible for a £500 discount from tuition fees.Terms and conditions • Scholarships are available for courses running in the 2013/14 academic session • The alumni scholarship will operate as a discount to be applied at point of enrolment • The award cannot be carried over into the next academic year (ie by deferring students) • Applicants must have previously studied and successfully completed a course (in any subject) of at least nine months or more in duration (full-time, part-time or distance learning) from any DMU UK campus within the last two years • All UK, EU and overseas DMU graduates are eligible, including students graduating in 2013 or have graduated within the last two years (2011 or 2012) • The scholarship will be awarded automatically (subject to the eligibility criteria) and there is no separate application process or deadline • Applicants must have no outstanding debt with the university • Students in receipt of the alumni scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarship or award no cash alternatives will be offered and the scholarship cannot be transferred to any other course at DMU or to a nominated recipient • Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the university • De Montfort University (DMU) reserves the right to revise, review or withdraw any of the scholarships at any time without prior notice • Alumni scholarships are only available to students paying their own fees • De Montfort University (DMU) reserves the right to cancel any scholarship which has been claimed fraudulently • The GCIB (Pre-Masters) Programme is not included in the scheme
Value of Scholarship(s)
De Montfort University is pleased to announce the 2013/14 alumni scholarship programme. These awards are part of the university’s on-going commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. The scholarship programme is based on academic achievement and merit and applies to all students automatically who are graduating or have graduated within the last 2 years, and enrol onto one of our full-time Masters programmes (including the Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma in Law programmes).
• The scholarship will be awarded automatically (subject to the eligibility criteria) and there is no separate application process or deadline
You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.
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