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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed to provide you with a theoretical and practical understanding of international human rights law in its broader political context, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between human rights and conflict resolution.

You will be able to explore the role of human rights globally and the international and domestic machinery that promotes and enforces rights, while focusing on how academic debates connect to the practice of human rights. The University is home to five closely cooperating Global Academies in the areas of justice, health, development, environment and society, and agriculture and food security, which together address crucial global challenges that span the ambit of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.

This programme offers ideal preparation for a range of employment opportunities and specialised academic work, which may include: government legal advice, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, private legal practice, advocacy work in a range of advocacy organisations or human rights consultancy.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 09-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

09-SEP-19

Modules

The programme will include an introduction to human rights law, a thorough grounding in the primary institutions and mains instruments dealing with the international protection of human rights. There will also be some consideration of the links between these institutions and instruments and cognate areas such as international humanitarian law and international criminal law.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. Advanced academic study in international relations and relevant professional or voluntary work will be considered those who do not have a law background.

University information

Inspiring the world since 1583 The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world's top 50 ( Times Higher Education World Rankings) and placed 18th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Their entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from 140 countries, which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. The University provides a stimulating...more

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