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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

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

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of what has gone right or wrong and to suggest ways in which human rights could be protected more effectively so that human beings everywhere can realise their full potential. The protection of human rights at the international level is a relatively new branch of law. Since World War Two there has been a huge growth in the number and variety of human rights standards set out in international treaties and in other so-called 'soft law' documents. These standards are not always fully implemented and the international mechanisms for trying to get them implemented are defective. The focus is on international human rights law (including at regional levels in Europe, Africa and the Americas) with a concentration on the practice of human rights, especially in the contexts of discrimination, armed conflicts, terrorism and migration.

Graduates have found jobs in the UN, the EU and the Council of Europe, as well as statutory bodies and a wide range of international and national NGOs. Others have found the LLM to constitute an extremely valuable addition to their work as legal professionals. Furthermore, this Masters provides an excellent base for further study towards a research degree such as a PhD, which in turn may lead on to an academic career. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Human Rights in Practice - Core
International Human Rights Law - Core
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline (eg Archaeology, BA Liberal Arts etc). Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History,...more

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