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LLM (Including Specialist Pathways) - (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    One Friar Gate Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity – enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests.

Our LLM provides unique opportunities to investigate areas that other courses simply do not offer. While it focuses on core aspects of knowledge in law, you can choose from numerous options – for broad-based or highly specialised study – to design a degree that reflects your interests and career ambitions.

LLM (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom) – building your awareness of the human rights regime at international, regional and national levels. Taking a practical approach to the investigation of human rights violations, this pathway prepares you for a rewarding career with organisations working in the human rights field, from law firms to governments and non-governmental organisations.

How you'll be assessed

Types of assessment include assignments, portfolio preparation, reports, presentations and online preparation of material. In several modules you can relate your assessment to different jurisdictions, so that your national law can be the focus of your award.

Assessment is integrated into the learning and teaching of modules. The scheduling of work is consistent, balanced and inclusive in line with your progressive development.

The final Masters stage is assessed through the submission of your Independent Study or Master’s thesis on a specialist topic of your own choosing. Our tutors will support you in preparing this.

Careers

An edge in your career

As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

For non-lawyers, a postgraduate qualification in law can also sharpen your commercial awareness so that you can contribute more effectively to operational and strategic management.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per 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 Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

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    50th out of 103 6

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    56th out of 83

  • Entry standards

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    118 54%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    85 85%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    27th

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    111 51%

    70th

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    79 79%

    47th

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    3.97 79%

    53rd

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    118 68%

    46th

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    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    19th

    13

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