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International Law and Human Rights (LLM)

International Law and Human Rights (LLM)

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Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law) International Law

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Discover the effects of globalisation on our legal and human rights with this LLM International Law and Human Rights master's degree. You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility, international dispute settlement and human rights responsibilities.

The course prepares you for a career in international or human rights law in governmental and non-governmental roles or the private and commercial sectors.

In your first week of study, you’ll attend an intensive legal skills course to learn about the:

common law system

interactions of statute and judge-made law

impact of international conventions and model laws on national law

From here you’ll develop your understanding of global legal frameworks along with the skills to analyse complex legal issues and evaluate legal or policy responses.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years


We’ll feedback on your work during class to help you to identify your strengths and where you can make improvements.

Formal assessment varies by module, but will include exams and coursework as well as your dissertation.


When you graduate from this LLM International Law and Human Rights, you could work in a specialised solicitors’ firm or chambers. You could also work for:

non-governmental organisations

governments all over the world

think tanks

international courts and tribunals

You’ll have the chance to meet high-profile organisations and law firms at our law careers fair.

Tuition fees

UK fees
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For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2.1 degree in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or at least 4 law modules in a bachelor’s degree.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more

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