• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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 International Human Rights Law course offered by Brunel University London 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’ll benefit from the guidance of dedicated careers advisors and the expertise of your personal tutor so whether you want to explore your passion for law or already have your dream job in mind, we’ll support you on your career journey. 

Our strong links with industry will help you to boost your career potential. Brunel is one of the few UK universities on the Blake Morgan Brand Ambassador Scheme – offering great work experience opportunities, mentoring programmes and giving you great exposure to the graduate recruitment team of a leading law firm. 

You’ll be sure to leave Brunel with a firm grounding in legal theory, allowing you to be flexible in your future choices. While many choose to move from the LLM to progress towrads becoming PhD students you'll also be well equipped for carrer opportunities in human rights advocay or in governmental and non-governmental human rights organisation at the national and international level. 

Under the umbrella of Law Lives, you’ll build, develop and strengthen transferable skills and experiences through a range of activities and programmes such as our Pro Bono Clinic, volunteering at the Family Court for the Personal Support Unit, and much more

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • 1-year full-time (September); 
      • 15-months full-time (January); 
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • 2-years part-time (September); 
      • 27-months part-time (January)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • UK/EU students: £5,070 part-time
  • International students: £8,425 part-time

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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