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International Law (and Human Rights) LLM

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Keele Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Human rights are central to contemporary politics and international governance. They have become a dominant language of political struggle, in which the actions of governments and other institutions are judged, justified and challenged.

This LLM provides an advanced conceptual and practical understanding of how international law promotes human rights and responds to their violation. The course sets international human rights in their broader philosophical, historical and social contexts, and engages students in an interdisciplinary study of the international legal processes designed to ensure their realisation. It also encourages students to think critically about the limits, ambiguities and contradictions of the international human rights movement.

Why Study International Law and Human Rights at Keele?

The Keele Law School has a long tradition of academic expertise in the field of international law and human rights. These subjects have been taught at Keele by world-renowned experts such as Michael Akehurst and Patrick Thornberry. In recent years, the Keele Law School has invested heavily in the area of international law and human rights. Students will be taught by dynamic academic staff with a wide range of expertise and research interests.

Careers

The LLM in International Law and Human Rights is a gateway to a range of employment opportunities. These include careers in human rights NGOs, charities, international organisations like the UN, policy think-tanks, advocacy groups, government and academia. Increasingly, the private sector is also looking for professionals with a strong background in human rights due to the rapid development of CSR (corporate social responsibility) and 'business and human rights' standards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,750per year

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

University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele provides a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 103 1

    34th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    111 50%

    65th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    30th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    114 52%

    64th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    45th

    44

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