This International Human Rights Law course at the University of Leeds will give you advanced knowledge, greater understanding and critical insights into current systems of human rights legal protection and human rights debates.
You’ll explore different domestic, regional and international human rights legal systems to analyse how rights have been legalised, developed and enforced through the theory and practice of human rights.
You’ll investigate the law relating to the protection of life and human dignity, freedom from torture and other ill treatment, freedom of expression, and human rights with regard to media organisations, terrorism, health care, the family and disabled people.
Students who have graduated from this degree often choose careers that centre on or involve understanding and applying human rights law and developing policies at organisational level. Further training is required but many also go on to practise as lawyers or legal advisors.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in a range of organisations including the Ministry of Defence; Women for Women International; Deafblind Association of Zambia; the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights and beyond. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.
Our other alumni are working at the European Commission, United Nations, non-governmental organisations and in the government sector.
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- Rethinking Policing
- International Criminal Law
- Intercultural Business and Organisational Communication
- Security, Conflict and Justice
- Cyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace
- Environmental Law
- Comparative Human Rights Law
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Law Civil & Private Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 203 other Masters in Civil & Private Law in United Kingdom
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- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law or a relevant social science or non-UK equivalent.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.