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The University of Law

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Birmingham centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, JAN-23

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of International Human Rights Law and exploring how international law gets involved to protect human rights across the globe.

Course Details

Our LLM in International Human Rights Law course has been designed to cover areas such as the general principles of international human rights, the relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, and the limitations and future of international and domestic human rights.

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), 2 Bunhil Row, London, Islington, EC1Y 8HQ, England

Most University of Law tutors and professors are practising lawyers and business professionals.
The University of Law's policing courses are taught by former police officers and its criminology courses are taught by practising criminologists.
Teaching focuses on problem solving and weighing up arguments, helping you develop in-demand skills that can make all the difference when starting your career.

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