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International Human Rights Law LLM

The University of Law

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Birmingham centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Our LLMs from our our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Details

The LLM International Human Rights is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of International Human Rights in practice. Whether you want to progress within the field, have plans to start a career in humanitarian and international relief work or simply want to know more about how international human rights law works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

The Award-Linked Module for this programme (International Human Rights) will cover areas such as the general principles of international human rights, the relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, the limitations and future of international and domestic human rights. The module will also consider the tension between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The aim of this module is to put human rights in context, enabling students to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations.

The programme structure is highly flexible, meaning that you can design a degree that meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

  • Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  • Enjoy flexibility. Design your own degree pathway; transfer between courses and study modes.
  • Learn about Legal Technology. As a result of the embedded flexibility of the Master’s Programmes in Law, you can select to study modules in legal technology, gaining insight into this emerging area.
  • Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team.

The award-linked module for this programme (International Human Rights) will also consider the tension between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The aim of this module is to put human rights in the context of an international setting, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations. With expert guidance from experienced professionals, you’ll get to explore a variety of important issues surrounding the protection of individuals and societies in many situations around the world.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 12,000per year

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

University information

The University of Law

  • Campus address

    The University of Law (including De Broc School of Business), Braboeuf Manor, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HA, England

Students from more than 120 different countries choose ULaw. Each campus location is home to a thriving and supportive international community.
International students can take advantage of the extensive personal, academic and professional support services on offer and a network of over 71,000 alumni.
ULaw is also closely linked with a range of barristers' chambers and works with 90 of the top 100 law firms in the UK.

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