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Human Rights and Legal Practice LLM/PGDip/PGCert

Human Rights and Legal Practice LLM/PGDip/PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice Legal Rights (Law) Civil Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Summary

Face the legal issues in international human rights today in our LLM Human Rights and Legal Practice course.

Our LLM is designed and taught by experienced legal professionals and human rights activists. It will provide you with the necessary foundation for the skills in the human rights field for legal practice, campaigning and advocacy. You will gain a thorough understanding of the theories, issues and concepts underpinning international human rights and, crucially, how they are put into practice.

Suitable for legal practitioners, aspiring legal professionals and human rights activists, this course will enable you to build upon your skillsets in project management, research, analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking within the field of human rights. This LLM programme will examine the rhetoric and reality of human rights using an issues-based approach. Taking an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, you will acquire a high level of specialist knowledge, informed by current thinking and debate.

With the human rights sector becoming increasingly competitive, employers are now asking for some experience as a prerequisite. London is one of the world centres for this sort of career, with most international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) having their headquarters here.

This course will provide you with a strong academic grounding as well as the practical and vocational legal skills required for legal practice in the human rights field. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your degree to develop your skills. After this course, you could work for a law firm, international organisation, government department, think-tank, non-governmental organisation, or a research and development organisation. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Career opportunities

This specialised course will prepare you for many career opportunities within human rights law. You could work in human rights organisations, including international organisations such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation, the International Criminal Court, or for an NGO specialised in human rights and social justice. Many of these organisations are headquartered in London. You could also have a career in government, diplomatic institutions, think tanks, research and development organisations, or continue your academic career.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The purpose of this module is to enable students to synthesise the knowledge, understanding and skills that they have learned during the course of the LLM programme to produce an original piece of research. This module requires that students independently design, conduct, analyse and write-up a research project in a specialist field, with the support of a supervisor. Students also must demonstrate an understanding of how their research findings advance knowledge and what the limitations of their research are. This module is designed to equip students with the experience, skills and knowledge to undertake research projects in the workplace (research and writing skills including working under tight deadline).The objective is to invite students to work independently in planning, researching and completing an advanced research dissertation on a topic of their choice in International Human Rights Law.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,657

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,151

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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