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  • Objectives
    To offers knowledge and expertise relating to Human Rights Law at an advanced level to contribute more fully to a professional or academic career.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:

    Suitable for graduates from any legal tradition or jurisdiction, who wish to study Human Rights Law at an advanced level.

    Applicants should usually have a good Honours degree in law, although applicants with other appropriate qualifications will be considered.

    Students without Law degrees will be offered a short introductory course prior to the commencement of the LLM programme itself.

    Students whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS (with no less than 6.0 in any element) or 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent. Students with English as a first language must have a GCSE/O Level of Grade C or above, and must provide a certificate of proof.
  • Academic Title
    Human Rights LLM
  • Course description
    Course Description:

    The LLM (Human Rights Law) critically analyses the domestic and international impact of the major UN and European Conventions – both civil and political as well as the socio-economic and cultural.

    The Human Rights route aims to provide a sound knowledge of the theory and the legal rules applicable to international human rights treaties and their domestic counterparts. Course participants will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Although it will be of particular interest to students and advocates wishing to study this subject at Masters Level, it will, in addition, be of direct relevance to health and social care professionals working in the independent and statutory sectors. What participants are likely to have in common is an interest in making a significant difference in the lives of people whose civil and human rights may be threatened and who frequently experience social exclusion and powerlessness.

    Current modules include: Human Rights: National and International Legal Contexts; and Human Rights, Health and Disability. Check the School website for further information.

    Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 6,500 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). It may be possible to undertake two modules from the Masters of Laws (LLM) route.

    Depending on the route and the particular module, these comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on and off campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

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