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Distance without attendance | Holloway | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type


Course Summary

Why study this course?

Engage in theoretical and practical elements relating to human rights and social justice. You’ll develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to transform people’s lives for the better.

These courses are distance learning courses with some opportunity for online teaching activity but it is primarily independent distance learning. These courses give you the freedom to learn from wherever you are in the world. We offer this programme as either a LLM (Master of Laws), postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate.

More about this course

Explore human rights from an international, socio-economic and political perspective. Plus, have the opportunity to learn about the historic development of human rights and also explore current issues such as environmental social justice.

These courses build your understanding of legal concepts that govern individual and collective rights and responsibilities, including the constraints the state may place on a person’s human rights.

Designed to provide an in-depth investigation into the legal aspects affecting human rights, you’ll learn about the legal framework of these rights, the concept of social justice and the need for mutual human respect on a global and local scale.

These courses are suitable if you’re a legal professional looking to specialise in human rights or a non-legal professional such as a charity worker, policy advisor, environmentalist, journalist, or someone working in international relations who needs an understanding of the human rights legal framework.

Your tutors and lecturers will have backgrounds in both academia and legal practice. Plus, these courses are delivered online, so you’ll be able to study from anywhere in the world.

It’s possible for you to study a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) version of this course. These qualifications do not hold the same academic weighting as a Master of Laws degree (LLM), but can be viewed as a professional development style course for people already working in the industry. To find out more about these courses, please scroll to the ‘Other qualifications’ section of this page.

As part of the LLM dissertation, you’ll be able to research and critically analyse an area of financial services law of your choice. The dissertation module is only available to LLM students.


If you choose to study the LLM, you’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, experiential projects and portfolio work, followed by a research dissertation.

If you choose to study the PG Dip or PG Cert, you’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, experiential projects and portfolio work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You’ll be required to have: a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as law and human rights (or an equivalent international qualification).

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more