International Human Rights, LL.M. | City, University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
19990 GBP/year
14220 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Discover how human rights can be protected by international law and accelerate your career in a related field with this unique LLM International Human Rights degree from City, University of London. You will examine profound issues concerning human rights from angles including minority protection, war and international crime.


You will develop an appreciation of how international law intervenes to protect human rights and where gaps exist in international law.

We enable you intellectually to examine international human rights from various perspectives including the prosecution of international criminals, war and minority protection.

The International Human Rights programme from City, University of London also covers how the law of war protects the civilian and how far the rights of indigenous peoples are safeguarded by international law.


The specialist International Human Rights LLM will enhance your prospects for a career in human rights or policy.

You will graduate with a strong set of relevant skills and be well positioned for a diverse range of legal and non-legal careers. You could work:

  • in private practice
  • in-house at a law firm
  • in policy and government
  • in non-governmental organisations
  • in non-legal careers.

Programme Structure

  • As with all Master of Laws (LLM) specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either five modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or four modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words).
  • All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. If you take four modules you will take two per term in each term and if you take five modules will have three in one term and two in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes.
  • In order to obtain this specialism, you must choose at least two modules from within this specialism and write your dissertation on a subject within the specialism.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

    19990 GBP/year
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  • National

    14220 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14220 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £7,110
  • Overseas/EU: £9,995

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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