International Human Rights Law

LLM, 1-2½ years, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you have an interest in human rights and want to further your knowledge and understanding of the central issues at both national and international levels.

Course Description

This course specialises in human rights at both an international and national level and will allow you to develop and refine your expertise in selected areas of study. We work in collaboration with the Department of Politics and International Relations which enables us to offer additional modules covering the political viewpoint of human rights.

The International Human Rights Law LLM covers a variety of issues related to the theory and practice of human rights. You can choose from an extensive range of modules including the politics of human rights, international migration law, the European Convention on Human Rights and ethics and war in the post- cold war era.

The course will provide you with a critical understanding of the legal principles relating to international human rights and the policy considerations that underpin them. You will develop your ability to analyse, interpret and apply a wide range of legal, socio-legal and contextual materials in the solution to complex legal problems.

Combined with developing your knowledge of human rights law, the course will stimulate your capacity for independent legal research and strengthen your skills in oral and written expression which will further enhance your opportunities within the legal profession. Previous students on our programme have gone on to work in private practice or non-governmental organisations such as the UN.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Law
Contact

Course Administrator
+44 (0)116 252 2370
pglaw@leicester.ac.uk

Leicester Law School website

Why Leicester?

Graduating with a postgraduate degree in Law will give you specialist knowledge and expertise in your chosen field, enabling you to develop skills for your professional life.

The Leicester Law School a top UK law school. In the Complete University Guide 2015, we are ranked fifth best in the country for graduate employability.

Graduates of the Leicester LLM have gone on to a wide variety of careers in law, business, national and international government, nongovernmental organisations, and academia.

Our LLM courses are taught by leading academics in small seminar groups, with a focus on enriching class debate and scholarly thought, and on developing excellence in legal research.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Choose four option modules from:

* = To take these modules you must already have a law degree (or a degree in which law is a substantial element).

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Choose four option modules from:

* = To take these modules you must already have a law degree (or a degree in which law is a substantial element).

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Dissertation

Dissertation

You will complete your 15,000-word dissertation in the field of International Human Rights Law over the summer.

Your dissertation is an extended piece of academic writing on a subject of your choosing. You will be supervised by an academic who specialises in your chosen topic.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow you to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor.

As we focus on research based learning, most of the assessment is by coursework. Some modules may be assessed by presentation, examination or reflective log.

Over the summer you will be required to complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic within the subject of International Human Rights Law.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree in law or an equivalent where law is a substantial element or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline.

Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Our course is ideal if you want to gain a deeper knowledge in the subjects relevant to your chosen career path. At Leicester you will be studying for a highly regarded Masters Degree that will enhance your legal skills and knowledge. The Leicester LLM provides an outstanding foundation for progression in legal and other careers.

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
International Human Rights Law LLM 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
International Human Rights Law LLM 27 months part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
International Human Rights Law
Qualification
LLM
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
International Human Rights Law
Qualification
LLM
Duration
27 months part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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