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LLM (Including Specialist Pathways) - (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom)

LLM (Including Specialist Pathways) - (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom)

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Social Work Specialisms Civil Law Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity – enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests.

Our LLM provides unique opportunities to investigate areas that other courses simply do not offer. While it focuses on core aspects of knowledge in law, you can choose from numerous options – for broad-based or highly specialised study – to design a degree that reflects your interests and career ambitions.

LLM (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom) – building your awareness of the human rights regime at international, regional and national levels. Taking a practical approach to the investigation of human rights violations, this pathway prepares you for a rewarding career with organisations working in the human rights field, from law firms to governments and non-governmental organisations.

How you'll be assessed

Types of assessment include assignments, portfolio preparation, reports, presentations and online preparation of material. In several modules you can relate your assessment to different jurisdictions, so that your national law can be the focus of your award.

Assessment is integrated into the learning and teaching of modules. The scheduling of work is consistent, balanced and inclusive in line with your progressive development.

The final Masters stage is assessed through the submission of your Independent Study or Master’s thesis on a specialist topic of your own choosing. Our tutors will support you in preparing this.

Careers

An edge in your career

As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

For non-lawyers, a postgraduate qualification in law can also sharpen your commercial awareness so that you can contribute more effectively to operational and strategic management.

Different course options

Full time | One Friar Gate Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module gives you the opportunity to develop deep and specialist knowledge through robust legal scholarship. You will use the intellectual skills you have gained during your course to carry out an extensive investigation of a significant topic. You will be supported throughout by a member of our law team with expertise in the area you choose to research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2020/21 UK/EU fees is £755 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree in any subject at least 2.2 classification. We will also consider students with relevant work experience.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more