Lancaster University's LLM International Human Rights Law is home to the Centre for International Law and Human Rights, Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice; these influential centres underpin our postgraduate teaching, which is often research-led and research-informed.
For your degree, you will study 6 taught modules plus writing a dissertation of 15, 000 words. Some of these modules are compulsory (core), while you can choose the rest from our list of optional modules.
Your core modules are International Law, International Human Rights Law, Research Methods in Law and the LLM Dissertation. The modules in International Law and International Human Rights Law will address key questions such as how international laws protect, govern and define your human rights and inter-state relationships. You will evaluate the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights protected through international instruments and explore the way that international law is used to shape the world in which we live.
The Research Methods in the Law module will provide an insight into various theoretical approaches to the study of law, as well as give practical guidance on research design and ethics.
The dissertation is an independent, in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choosing. The topic will link to a key legal question or issue and may also directly relate to your professional/career interests. This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the legal and academic community with new, original research and writing. A dissertation supervisor can provide you with support and introduce you to relevant legal material and research; their personal research interests will closely align with your chosen topic wherever possible.
- International Human Rights Law
- International Law
- Research Methods in Law
- Contemporary Copyright and Cultural Heritage Law
- Current Issues in European Union Law
- Environmental Law
- Independent Research Module
- International Business Law and Institutions
- International Commercial Litigation
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.
- We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
International22100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £5,250
- International: £11,050
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