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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Law is crucial for promoting and protecting human rights at international, regional and domestic levels. This LLM will give you an advanced understanding of international human rights law and how it is implemented. Focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights and utilise academic knowledge to contribute to its progressive development.

  • Be trained by award-winning barristers and contributors to UK Human Rights Law
  • Tailor this course to align with your career trajectory with a wide range of elective modules
  • Gain invaluable experience working on current human rights issues with a leading non-governmental organisation via an internship with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
  • Exclusive access to a range of resources, including the US Supreme Court, Supreme Court of India and Council of Europe databases
  • High rate of student employment within six months of graduation

What you'll study

This LLM aims to give you the ability to deliver sound academic and practical knowledge and ability to provide clients with top-level counsel. You will be introduced to the institutions, standards and case law which structure human rights law. There is a focus on key issues of human rights, such as socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and the crimes of the powerful. You'll also debate the uses of universality and cultural relativism in relation to human rights.

Uniquely, you will have the opportunity to take up a number of internships at the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), which is based in the School of Law. You will attend a range of other activities including the evening and lunchtime guest lectures. You will also benefit from London being the home to a large number of major human rights organisations.

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.

Career paths

There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.

Application deadline

09 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary is truly inclusive, with 170 nationalities represented on its campuses.
Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of campus life while living in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with its academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

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    25th out of 105 6

    10th out of 104 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    151 68%

    21st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    97th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    171 76%

    15th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    6th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    91st

    17

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