12 months
20900 GBP/year
10900 GBP/year
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The Law - Human Rights Law programme taught at the University of Bristol eflects an area of law that is critical in providing the frameworks necessary to protect the dignity of human beings around the world. 

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The Law - Human Rights Law programme taught at the University of Bristol offers you an opportunity to graduate and meet a growing demand for specialist lawyers that have human rights experience and knowledge – and a determination to tackle human rights violations.

The LLM in Human Rights Law offers in-depth, intensive study of institutions and mechanisms at the international and regional levels, as well as more specialist areas such as employment law, mental health law and law around migrant workers, with a variety of related optional units to choose from.

Choosing the LLM in Human Rights Law means being challenged and inspired by academics from the Human Rights Implementation Centre, globally renowned for its groundbreaking research and work across the world. The Centre offers many opportunities for students to gain knowledge and experience in human rights law and practice, including participation in the Human Rights Law Clinic.


Graduating from the Law School with a master's in human rights law will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching in this programme develops and deepens understanding of human rights law, whilst building many transferable skills.

The LLM in Human Rights Law is suitable for not only those with some previous knowledge of human rights law, but also students seeking an introduction to specific human rights law issues or looking to take a solid first step towards a research career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Individual Employment Rights
  • General Principles of International Law
  • Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society
  • International Law and the Use of Force
  • Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions
  • International Law and Human Rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree in law or a degree with an adequate law and/or human rights component (at least three units/modules achieving 2.1 or above). International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (this should be an official English translation if the original is not in English).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: part-time (two years) £5,450

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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