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Human Rights and Humanitarian Law LLM (Distance Learning)

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law LLM (Distance Learning)

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Studies Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights Civil Law Legal Rights (Law)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will be particularly attractive to those seeking to establish or expand careers in government departments, think tanks, international organisations, humanitarian and human rights advocacy, business organisations, international law firms and a wide range of NGOs. Our LLM in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is your opportunity to engage with the distinct yet complementary regimes of human rights law and humanitarian law and to study an area of law with urgent contemporary significance and practical relevance. Your study will reflect the local, national and international nuances of this wide ranging and cutting edge subject matter. This course is highly flexible and allows you to study from home via distance learning - whether in the UK or overseas. This is a flexible degree scheme, enabling continual professional development without having to take a break from work and/or allowing students to study from home, whether overseas or in the UK.

On this course you will gain a wealth of skills vital for success in legal and more general employment. You will: develop expertise in the latest legal developments in the field of human rights and humanitarian law; develop a critical appreciation of legal responses to humanitarian and human rights issues; master a range of legal methodologies; learn to quickly assemble, assimilate and interpret a wealth of legal information regarding human rights and humanitarian law; learn how to deploy your knowledge to assert your expertise and build a winning argument based on your own rigorous research and analysis; develop your abilities in structuring and communicating complex ideas efficiently; develop your planning, analysis, presentation, project management and professional independence; enhance your problem solving and creative thinking skills; devise and sustain a self-initiated programme of study; develop study and research skills; work effectively with others.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


5 years

Start date



Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for 2018/19 entry is £8,040 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (equating to a mark of 56.5 or above). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable especially if ECTS evidence is available. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and/or Accreditation of Experiential Prior Learning (APEL) are considered on an individual basis according to current University Regulations.