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Human Rights 

Swansea University

LL.M. On Campus
12 months
16650 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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The Human Rights programme from Swansea University will give you the knowledge and skills to deal with some of the biggest challenges facing society today, opening up exciting career opportunities in the field of human rights.

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You will gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges for human rights around the world and possible responses through legislation, policy and practice.

This Human Rights programme from Swansea University is taught by human rights experts and designed around outstanding research – our impact case study on children’s human rights achieved the highest possible rating in the latest independent assessment of research quality.

You will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of human rights issues.

The course offers:

  • A programme designed around high calibre research
  • Academics who have strong relationships with external partners in the field of human rights
  • An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach
  • A focus on diverse challenges in human rights
  • Opportunities to address a range of human rights topics across various thematic areas


Graduates of the LLM in Human Rights are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities. Your future could lie in a traditional or specialist role in an area such as:

  • Specialist human rights law
  • Human rights institutions
  • International human rights bodies
  • Public sector – government, civil service, political and policy advice
  • Private sector – global, national or local business
  • Non-governmental sector, such as UNICEF, Amnesty and Save the Children
  • Research and academia

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Advanced Postgraduate Skills
  • Human Rights Implementation
  • Researching Human Rights
  • Advanced Issues in Drugs, Alcohol and the Criminal Law
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • Digital Rights

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Ideally you’ll hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a relative area (such as law, criminology or politics). We also consider candidates with a 2:2 degree based on overall performance. Candidates with relevant experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time (2 years) fees:

  • UK students: £ 4,050
  • International students: £ 8,350

Part-time (3 years) fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,700
  • International students: £ 5,550


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