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LLM International Human Rights Law (distance learning)

LLM International Human Rights Law (distance learning)

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Distance without attendance | De Montfort University | 27 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Distance without attendance


27 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary


This?course?will provide you with a detailed understanding of the concepts and issues around international human rights. You will examine the international legal system and human rights legal system. In addition?to?studying core modules, you will be able?to?choose from a wide variety of optional, insightful modules, enabling you?to?tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest.??

This?course?is particularly suitable for solicitors and barristers, activists, campaigners and researchers involved in human rights issues. It is also designed for those working in organisations with public functions and need?to?comply with human rights obligations, as well as human rights professionals in international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and those with a keen interest in Human Rights?Law. Graduates are able to develop into legal work relating to human rights, policy analysts and diplomatic services.

Key features

  • Develop your own personal pathway. This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules
  • Study at your own pace. Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market. Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of human rights law
  • Boost your employability. Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market

Teaching and assessment

The LLM is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of ten Saturday study days during the period of study. The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Graduate careers

This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to international human rights issues.


This module explores the birth of international human rights thinking and the struggle to balance competing rights. You will also examine the international legal system and human rights legal system.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful , but a degree in law is not essential.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more

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