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LLM Human Rights and Legal Practice

University of Roehampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Summary

Face the legal issues in international human rights today in our LLM Human Rights and Legal Practice course.

Our LLM is designed and taught by experienced legal professionals and human rights activists. It will provide you with the necessary foundation for the skills in the human rights field for legal practice, campaigning and advocacy. You will gain a thorough understanding of the theories, issues and concepts underpinning international human rights and, crucially, how they are put into practice.

Suitable for legal practitioners, aspiring legal professionals and human rights activists, this course will enable you to build upon your skillsets in project management, research, analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking within the field of human rights. This LLM programme will examine the rhetoric and reality of human rights using an issues-based approach. Taking an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, you will acquire a high level of specialist knowledge, informed by current thinking and debate.

With the human rights sector becoming increasingly competitive, employers are now asking for some experience as a prerequisite. London is one of the world centres for this sort of career, with most international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) having their headquarters here.

This course will provide you with a strong academic grounding as well as the practical and vocational legal skills required for legal practice in the human rights field. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your degree to develop your skills. After this course, you could work for a law firm, international organisation, government department, think-tank, non-governmental organisation, or a research and development organisation. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Career opportunities

This specialised course will prepare you for many career opportunities within human rights law. You could work in human rights organisations, including international organisations such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation, the International Criminal Court, or for an NGO specialised in human rights and social justice. Many of these organisations are headquartered in London. You could also have a career in government, diplomatic institutions, think tanks, research and development organisations, or continue your academic career.

Application deadline

28 September 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,504per 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 Roehampton

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has an international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
Pre-sessional English courses are offered to help international students develop their academic English skills before starting their course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 103 3

    87th out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    100 45%

    81st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    94th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    102 46%

    89th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    3rd

    2

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