LLM Human Rights Law

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  • Objectives
    It aims to provide relevant knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex national and international legal environment where human rights and transitional justice issues are key aspects. Students gain unique insights into the theoretical and practical application of human rights, with particular reference to conflicted and transitional societies.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is designed for graduates in law and related disciplines, legal practitioners and those with experience working in the human rights field.
  • Academic title
    LLM Human Rights Law
  • Course description
    Careers And Postgraduate Opportunities

    The course is relevant to legal practice and to policy, research and advocacy roles in the voluntary, public and private sectors within the UK and Ireland and internationally. Successful completion also opens up a range of further study and research options. Students gain experience in all aspects of legal research, from design to write-up, and develop the skills necessary to critically appraise published and commissioned research.

    Entry Conditions

    Applicants will normally have an upper second class honours degree in Law or a related discipline. In exceptional circumstances, applicants not in this category may be considered for admission if they can provide evidence of substantial and significant experiential learning. Applicants must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English minimum IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550.

    Structure and Content

    There are two compulsory modules - Foundations of International Human Rights Law and Rule of Law and Transitional Justice. Two further modules must be undertaken from options provided. Where a student passes all taught modules, but fails to satisfactorily complete the dissertation, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights may be awarded in place of the LLM.

    Appropriate first degree discipline

    Preference is given to applicants with a degree in Law. However, applications from candidates with a degree in another discipline who also have relevant experience in legal or human rights activities will be considered

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