Human rights are central to contemporary politics and international governance. They have become a dominant language of political struggle, in which the actions of governments and other institutions are judged, justified and challenged.
This LLM in International Law (and Human Rights) from Keele University provides an advanced conceptual and practical understanding of how international law promotes human rights and responds to their violation. The course sets international human rights in their broader philosophical, historical and social contexts, and engages students in an interdisciplinary study of the international legal processes designed to ensure their realisation. It also encourages students to think critically about the limits, ambiguities and contradictions of the international human rights movement.
The LLM in International Law and Human Rights is a gateway to a range of employment opportunities. These include careers in human rights NGOs, charities, international organisations like the UN, policy think-tanks, advocacy groups, government and academia. Increasingly, the private sector is also looking for professionals with a strong background in human rights due to the rapid development of CSR (corporate social responsibility) and 'business and human rights' standards.
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- Foundations of International Law
- International Law and Human Rights
- Advanced International Law
- Introduction to International Economic Law
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Law International Development View 313 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
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- You should have a first or second class honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in Law or a related discipline. Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience.
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International14750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.