LL.M. On Campus

Business and Human Rights

University of Dundee

12 months
19900 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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From fake news and climate change to the gig economy, this LLM Business and Human Rights from University of Dundee will help you understand the human rights impacts of business for your career.


On this LLM Business and Human Rights from University of Dundee you will learn about the legal regulation and practical tools needed to implement human rights in the marketplace.

Business and human rights expertise is increasingly in demand in legal practice and across established and new industrial sectors, finance, government, the media, and civil society organisations. On this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in this emerging field.

This course combines legal knowledge with insights not just from Law but related disciplines, as well as real life practice.

You will be taught by internationally-recognised experts with experience of advising governments and international businesses, legal practice, and human rights advocacy

With a wide choice of optional modules and dissertation topics you can acquire specialised expertise on human rights issues in areas including:

  • corporate governance
  • international trade and investment law
  • mining
  • energy
  • climate change
  • water law
Students on the LLM Business and Human Rights may also take modules from the wide range of specialist courses at University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), offering opportunities to tailor their expertise in human rights to the oil and gas, renewable and mineral sectors.


Graduates of this course can expect to be qualified to pursue careers in:

  • legal practice
    • industry
    • finance
    • central government
    • development finance institutions
    • international and regional organisations
    • non-governmental organisations
    • media

    You might support government or industry in assessing human rights risks or impacts associated with different kinds of business activities or transactions. You could help financial institutions to assess human rights or sustainability risks associated with different kinds of investments. In government, you could design regulations to prevent or remedy business impacts on human rights.

    Programme Structure

    Modules include:

    • Legal Research Skills
    • Business and Human Rights
    • UN Human Rights Law
    • Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
    • International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
    • Social Inequalities & Social Justice 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Lower Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • An honours degree in Law at lower second class or above
    • Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant LLM, outlining any relevant legal work experience

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      19900 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      8350 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Dundee

    787 - 1494 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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