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International Human Rights Law, LL.M.

International Human Rights Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The LLM International Human Rights Law from University of Essex is the oldest established human rights law course in Europe, and reflects our University’s global reputation as the leading centre for human rights research, practice and education.

About

They provide an advanced conceptual understanding of the international law on the promotion and protection of human rights, at the international, regional and national level, informed by the latest practice and scholarship.

The course sets international human rights law in its philosophical and historical contexts, enabling you to understand international human rights law as it applies in various situations including states of emergency or acute crises, development and transition.

At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. They are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and they are among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World University rankings (2015).

University of Essex attract some of the most experienced and academically qualified students from around the world, and they aim to produce graduates who will be leaders in the field of international human rights law as advocates, field officers, legal advisers or researchers with governments and international and non-governmental organisations.

The LLM International Human Rights Law from University of Essex is also available on a part-time basis.

Placement Opportunities

They strongly recommended that those without previous experience undertake at least a one-month internship with an intergovernmental or non-governmental organisation in London, Geneva or elsewhere.

This can be accommodated while studying for your dissertation, and extensions are available for those wishing to pursue this option.

Students have previously interned with Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International, Article 19, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, the Council of Europe, JUSTICE, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Service for Human Rights, INTERIGHTS, Minority Rights Group International, REDRESS and UNHCR to name a few organisations.

Programme Structure

Postgraduate study is the chance to take your education to the next level. The combination of compulsory and optional modules means the courses help you develop extensive knowledge in your chosen discipline, whilst providing plenty of freedom to pursue your own interests. The research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.

For many of our courses you’ll have a wide range of optional modules to choose from – those listed in this example structure are, in many instances, just a selection of those available. The Programme Specification gives more detail about the structure available to our current postgraduate students, including details of all optional modules.

Year 1
  • Dissertation: LLM International Human Rights Law
  • Foundation Essay: LLM International Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights: Law, Institutions and Practice
  • Business and Human Rights (optional)
  • European Convention on Human Rights I (optional)
  • Foundations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (optional)
  • Human Rights for Women (optional)
  • International Child Law (optional)
  • International Trade, Investment and Human Rights. (optional)
  • Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Africa (optional)
  • The Protection of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in International Law (optional)
  • Human Rights and Development (optional)

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no application deadline but we recommend that you apply before 1 July for our taught courses starting in October.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

UK entry requirements
  • A degree with an overall 2:1.
International and EU entry requirements
  • They accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16225 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16225 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9680 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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