Studyportals Study cover for International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law

LL.M.
12 months
Duration
17355 GBP/year
10440 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Brunel University London's International Human Rights Law LLM is designed for graduates wishing to develop the specialist skills needed for a career in this dynamic field of law.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Through a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an exploration of the mechanisms of human rights protection you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of international human rights law and its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law.

The course places particular emphasis on the radical transformations in international human rights law since the beginning of the 21st century, with the establishment of the International Criminal Court, the on-going process of the United Nations reform, and the post 9/11 shift to a more ‘security-at-all-costs’ approach to criminal process values, especially with regards to the war against terror.

You will explore key contemporary issues, such as: 

  • human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-State actors 
  • the European system of human rights protection 
  • group rights and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples 
  • the challenges posed by international migration and the protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees 
  • women’s rights and the rights of the child, including protection for victims of human trafficking
  • sexual and gay rights 
  • the right to development and “third- generation” rights

Careers and your future

You will leave Brunel University London with a firm grounding in International Human Rights Law and with solid legal knowledge, allowing you to be flexible in your future choices. While many choose to move from the LLM to progress towards becoming PhD students you’ll also be well equipped for career opportunities in human rights advocacy or in governmental and non-governmental human rights organisations at the national and international level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • European System of Human Rights Protection 
  • Foundations of International Human Rights Law 
  • Theory and Practice of International Human Rights 
  • Regional Systems of Human Rights Protection: America, Africa, Asia 
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Human Rights Law

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Law or a related subject (International Relations, Political Science, Criminology, and Criminal Justice).
  • Other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered, and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the Postgraduate Director, and an interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17355 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17355 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10440 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU students: £5,220  part-time
  • International students: £8,675 part-time

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

International Human Rights Law
-
Brunel University London

Wishlist