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LLM International Law and Human Rights

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The LLM International Law and Human Rights gives you the essential legal toolkit within which the intensification of globalisation and associated global challenges can be understood and critically analyzed. Academic staff working at the forefront of a number of international and human rights law disciplines will lead you through the challenges that the global community faces, and how law hinders or helps in their resolution.

Through the LLM International Law and Human Rights programme you can access the specialized knowledge and practical know-how that you will need to pursue a career in international or human rights law practice whether in the governmental, non-governmental or private commercial sector.

There are many careers for which a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility or international dispute settlement, legal obligations in armed conflicts or human rights responsibilities of state or private commercial actors is fundamental or taken an essential background assumption.

The LLM International Law and Human Rights programme develops your theoretical understanding of global legal frameworks and the practical legal skills required to analyse contemporary problems through international or human right law lenses.

The programme draws on the diverse research strengths of the School’s academic staff, which has been recognised as being of international excellence. The Law School is also strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.

This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.

Assessment:

Our small-group approach to teaching through seminars and tutorials offers an unrivalled level of analysis, enabling you to explore your chosen topics in depth. Seminars and tutorials are usually structured around facts or issues relating to a particular case, or a relevant piece of research. You’ll be encouraged to explore and debate these topics, prepare presentations and sometimes argue a case in a moot. Some modules may incorporate preparing a response to a public consultation, or examining the legal implications raised by a new Convention and drafting a clause to tackle potential problems.

These activities will enhance your legal skills and understanding, but will also help you to develop transferable skills such as team working, communication, critical appraisal and logical reasoning. Working with a diverse group of students also means you will gain an insight into other cultures and professional practices that will be crucial in the workplace.

You will receive immediate feedback on your work during class, enabling you to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Formal assessment varies by module, but will include exams and coursework as well as your dissertation.

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 103 3

    26th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    148 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    50th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    150 68%

    30th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    24th

    27

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