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LLM International Human Rights Law

LLM International Human Rights Law

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Full time | Birmingham | 12 months | 23-OCT-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law) International Law

Course type


Course Summary

A Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates which explores how international law protects human rights across the globe. This internationally recognised Master’s progress will give you the skills you need to progress in the human rights industry and can open up pathways to a career as a Human Rights Lawyer, Police Analyst, Political Affairs Officer, Analyst, Barrister and more.

LLM International Human Rights Law

This course will focus on forms of global and regional (international) human rights regulation in Europe, America and Africa, comparing the different systems and issues therein. You will develop a broad understanding of human rights law and theory, considering a variety of specific rights and other relevant international laws.

When you study the LLM International Human Rights Law with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies, which inform our programme development.
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
  • Strengthen your network - connect with other students, faculty and industry professionals on an international scale, and seek out opportunities for future placements and job opportunities.
  • Increase your earning potential - the 2020 Graduate Labour Market Statistics found that postgraduates earn on average £7,000 more than their graduate counterparts.
  • Get ahead of the competition - gain in-depth knowledge of your topic of interest and become a subject expert, which will provide you with a competitive edge in the job market.
  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled occupations 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).


International Human Rights
Research Methods Training to help you prepare for your dissertation
Dissertation in International Human Rights Law

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Entry requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System, unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort.

University information

The University of Law provides law and business courses for postgraduates. The university can trace its origins back to 1876, and as such, is one of the most long-standing legal educators. It received university status in 2012 and opened its Business School in 2016. The university has 15 campuses across the UK, all based in thriving business areas. In 2016, it opened its GISMA Business School in Berlin, and then in 2019 it established its...more

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