International Minority Rights Law, Master | Middlesex University | London, United Kingdom
LLM/PGDip/PGCert On Campus

International Minority Rights Law

12 months
15300 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
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The International Minority Rights Law LLM/PGDip/PGCert at the Middlesex University explores questions and perspectives on human rights, gender, and social exclusion - examining how rights are understood and put into practice around the world, and identifying the barriers that prevent rights from becoming a reality.


Why study LLM/PGDip/PGCert International Minority Rights Law at Middlesex University?

This International Minority Rights Law LLM/PGDip/PGCert at the Middlesex University aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks.

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.

By maximising your academic potential potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, ethical and political issues informing international minority rights law you will enhance your professional development and horizons.

The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia.

With a strong sense of social justice at its core, Middlesex University School of Law is home to some of the world's foremost figures in the fields of minority rights and development law, whose work has helped safeguard the rights of groups in vulnerable positions across the world.

Course Highlights

  • A unique degree offering a complete overview of international law and practice in minority rights and indigenous peoples
  • Learn about the current mechanisms in minority rights and indigenous peoples rights, and the gap between UN international rights norms and their implementation on the ground
  • The opportunity to engage with other students and experts across the globe by participating on the Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social ExclusionMOOC (Massive Open Online Course) led by Professor Sarah Bradshaw and Professor Joshua Castellino working in conjunction with Columbia University. Students enrolled in the minority rights specialism will be awarded a digital certificate of completion in addition to their postgraduate award.
  • The programme engages closely with UN mechanisms and human rights bodies, due to previous and current involvement in UN procedures by our tutors
  • There may also be internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations or in the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre on campus.

Career Opportunities

  • This course equips students with skills across several legal disciplines and opens career possibilities in public and private bodies as practitioners or advocates, working in sectors concerning public law, family law, discrimination, immigration, housing, actions against the police, employment, investment or business law.
  • It is aimed particularly at students who are interested in human rights-related work and/or who wish to influence policies to ensure the enjoyment of human rights by members of minority groups and indigenous peoples at national, regional and international level. Many have also continued their higher education studies via a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Legal Research Skills 
  • Minority Rights and Indigenous Peoples in International Law 
  • Sustainable Development and Human Rights 
  • International Human Rights Law 
  • Dissertation
  • UK and European Anti-Discrimination Law 
  • Law of the International Sale of Goods 
  • English Commercial Law 
  • European Human Rights Law and Practice 
  • Postgraduate Legal Work Experience 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University's standard entry requirement consists of a Law degree at 2:2 or Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE.
  • Graduates in related disciplines, with law minors or with relevant professional experience or qualifications may be admitted subject to the programme leader's discretion.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

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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