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Human Rights Law (LLM)

1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

To offers knowledge and expertise relating to Human Rights Law at an advanced level to contribute more fully to a professional or academic career.

Special Features

Course Description

The LLM Human Rights Law critically analyses the domestic and international impact of the major UN and European Conventions – both civil and political as well as the socio-economic and cultural.

It aims to provide a sound knowledge of the theory and the legal rules applicable to international human rights treaties and their domestic counterparts. Course participants will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Although it will be of particular interest to students and advocates wishing to study this subject at Masters Level, it will, in addition, be of direct relevance to health and social care professionals working in the independent and statutory sectors.

Course Structure

Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of Human Rights Law modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.

Depending on the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

For more course and module information, please see the LLM Human Rights Law page on the School website.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for graduates from any legal tradition or jurisdiction, who wish to study Human Rights Law at an advanced level.

Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages for more information.

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered.

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £6,500 £15,000
Part-time £3,250 £7,500
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Admissions Team Law and Politics  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6012 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4097 


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