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International Human Rights

City, University of London

12 months
18570 GBP/year
13270 GBP/year
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The unique specialist LLM in International Human Rights at City, University of London allows students to explore how international law intervenes to protect human rights.


Who is it for?

The specialism in International Human Rights Law is designed for students from all backgrounds who have an interest in the intersection between human rights and international law. It will enable students to develop a career in human rights law or to embark on policy-oriented careers in government and non-governmental organisations at the domestic and international level. Students can combine study of the international human rights modules with courses from City, University of London’s MA in International Politics and Human Rights


The specialist Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights draws from the expertise of The City Law School's team of experienced human rights scholars. It gives you an opportunity to examine intellectually the subject from various angles - minority protection, human rights at times of war, the prosecution of international criminals, to name a few.

This masters degree helps you appreciate and understand how international law intervenes to protect human rights and where the gaps are in international law.

The specialist Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights provides the opportunity to study some of the most significant issues in international human rights protection facing the world today. You will have guidance and expert academic support to examine a number of important issues in international human rights protection law, including how the law of war and armed conflict protects the civilian, how minority protection is being regulated by international law, the remedies available in international criminal law, and the extent to which the rights of indigenous people are safeguarded by international law.

Career prospects

It is an important objective of this course to assist individual students who wish to build effective careers in managing and conducting civil cases, whether through litigation, arbitration, negotiation or mediation.

With so much competition for those seeking to enter and develop a career in the legal profession, this Master of Laws (LLM) is designed to provide a depth of understanding and a range of skills that can make a real difference in building your career.

As a graduate of this specialist Master of Laws (LLM) programme you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in litigation and dispute resolution.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law: the Practitioner Perspective
  • International Criminal Law: Crimes and Institutions
  • International Human Rights in Law and Practice
  • International Law and the Global Economy
  • Law and War
  • Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in International Law

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Part-time students can start in either January or September.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. 
  • Applicants with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered.
Applications are expected to open late autumn. When you apply you will be expected to submit the following:
  • One application form
  • A short personal statement (c800-1200 words) outlining why you are applying for this programme
  • A copy of your degree transcript: We require an original transcript or a copy certified by your institution. If you have not yet graduated, you will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available. You will not be able to register as a City student without having supplied your degree transcript.
  • Please note: At least one academic reference is required in order for us to assess your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18570 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13270 GBP per year during 12 months.

Full-time per year

  • UK: £13,270
  • Overseas/EU: £18,570

Part-time per year

  • UK: £6,635
  • Overseas/EU: £9,285

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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