Students may choose modules spanning areas of law, conflict and migration to enhance their understanding of the complexities of human rights in today's world. From the migration crisis, human rights violations in conflict zones, crimes against humanity, war crimes or the work of the international criminal court. Studying this LLM in Brussels, provides excellent opportunities for students to apply their knowledge with conferences, seminars and lectures on the subject of human rights. Students may also find they can take up an internship with a human rights charity.
This Human Rights Law programme from University of Kent is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments.
The programme is delivered at our Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) in conjunction with our law school.
For many students, coming to Brussels is a great opportunity to seek out internship and job opportunities. There is a wealth of opportunities in the city to gain valuable work experience in the institutions, organisations and companies in Brussels which could potentially lead to a career post graduation.
At the Brussels School of International Studies, students have access to the services of Key2advance, a dedicated careers service that provides students with assistance in developing skills and accessing the international job market. The weekly career workshops cover all aspects of the job market starting with rewriting your CV and cover letters to learning networking skills. This leads to a networking event during the Autumn Term that allows students to meet and network with employers and alumni.
The University of Kent has its own excellent network in the city which has developed over the last 20 years. These networks enable students to take up internships with some key players in the Brussels job market such as NGOs, charities, public relation firms, think tanks, lobbying companies and the international institutions. Students will find there are many opportunities for an internship during their time at BSIS and In addition, our students and alumni comprise a tightly-knit network through which internship opportunities pass frequently.
- International Human Rights Law
- International Criminal Law
- Law of Armed Conflict
- EU Migration Law
- Critical International Migration Law
- Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Programming
- Law and Development
- Global Security Law
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
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- Students should hold a bachelor degree for entry to this master's degree.
- We accept a wide range of subjects for entry and you do not need to have necessarily studied Law previously. Typical first degrees of our students include Politics, International Relations, Economics, History, Classics, Languages, Philosophy, Geography & Psychology (among others).
- The standard of the degree will normally be at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree from countries such as the UK, Ghana, Nigeria or Kenya, or a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 under the American system from an accredited institution or equivalent. We do review candidates application on a case by case basis and extensive work experience may compensate for a slightly lower degree result.
International19300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19300 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
National19300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19300 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Tuition fees for the standard programme (90 ECTS) are:
- Full-time: €19,300 (UK/EU) / €19,300 (Overseas) Part-time: €9,650 (UK/EU) / €9,650 (Overseas)
Living costs for Brussels
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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