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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme description

As a field of academic study, human rights cuts across a wide variety of disciplines. It sits at the heart of law, political science, theology and history. 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.

  • Global Academies

As a student on this programme, you will have the unique opportunity to draw on the academic space for learning human rights created by the activities and research of these Academies.

Career opportunities

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 | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

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.
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law. We will also consider candidates with a degree in a non-law subject if they can demonstrate advanced academic study in international relations and/or relevant professional or voluntary work.

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