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International Human Rights Law LLM

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This advanced course in human rights taught by international experts offers a unique and distinctive focus on the theories and practice of rights, producing a vibrant environment for exploring this significant area of law and policy.

This programme will give you advanced knowledge, greater understanding and critical insights into current systems of human rights legal protection and human rights debates.

You’ll explore different domestic, regional and international human rights legal systems to analyse how rights have been legalised, developed and enforced through the theory and practice of human rights.

You’ll investigate the law relating to the protection of life and human dignity, freedom from torture and other ill treatment, freedom of expression, and human rights with regard to media organisations, terrorism, health care, the family and disabled people.

Learning and teaching

This programme is taught through a range of weekly lectures and seminars held on a two-weekly basis. You’re strongly advised to attend the weekly lectures on international human rights and international law, particularly if you’ve not previously studied international law.

Independent study is integral to this programme – not just to prepare for classes but to develop research and other critical skills. You’ll be expected to carry out advanced levels of legal research and participate fully in seminars.

Assessment

Most modules are assessed by essays. This is usually the most effective method for you to showcase your advanced legal research

Career opportunities

Students who have graduated from this degree often choose careers that centre on or involve understanding and applying human rights law and developing policies at organisational level. Further training is required but many also go on to practise as lawyers or legal advisors.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in a range of organisations including the Ministry of Defence; Women for Women International; Deafblind Association of Zambia; the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights and beyond. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.

Our other alumni are working at the European Commission, United Nations, non-governmental organisations and in the government sector.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,750per year

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

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 103 1

    14th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    176 80%

    6th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.51 90%

    3rd

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    164 75%

    20th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    14th

    2

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