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.
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.
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.
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