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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

This course develops your skills, build a network and become an employable practitioner of international or domestic human rights law. Acquire specialist expertise in the field of international or domestic human rights. Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course. Gain a deep understanding of human rights law, principles and policy while building on your existing qualifications. Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career. Study full or part-time and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods. This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to enter human rights law and advances your existing degree. You'll cover the breadth of human rights theory and practice and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner. The course provides a supportive, intensive learning experience; one that employs wide-ranging means to impart deep understanding, intellectual advancement and employment preparation. Your legal skills will be applied through working with academics, volunteers and practitioners, allowing you active engagement and real-world experiences alongside theoretical grounding. .

Future Careers

This course prepares you for a career in: human rights law; policy or development work; human rights advocacy; academia or teaching; non-government organisations (NGOs); local and central government services; research and development organisations.


Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Principles Of Human Rights And Social Justice (30 Credits) - Core
Human Rights In The 21St Century (30 Credits) - Core
Human Rights And Legal Scholarship (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 honours degree or above in law or equivalent.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more

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