By studying this Human Rights and Humanitarian Law LLM programme from Aberystwyth University, you will tackle traditional subjects as well as new and emerging issues, such as the regulation of international society and the legal mechanisms of human rights during international and non-international armed conflicts. Your study will reflect the local, national and international nuances of this complex subject matter.
Why study LLM Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Aberystwyth University?
- 96.5% of Aberystwyth Law School’s publications were judged to be of an internationally recognised standard or higher in the most recent research assessment – REF 2014
- Members of academic staff in Aberystwyth Law School are active in research and publication and participate in national and international debate and policy-making in legal and related fields
- Aberystwyth is a multinational community. Aberystwyth Law School participates actively in international and European academic networks and frequently hosts visits by academics and experts from other countries
- Expansive research is carried out within the Department across a range of research areas and within a range of research centres. Postgraduates integrate into our research culture through Departmental research seminars and postgraduate conferences
- Over the years a large number of well-known legal academics have taught in Aberystwyth Law School
- Study nearby to the National Library of Wales, one of five UK copyright libraries
- Benefit from a mature and well-stocked library for Law and Criminology (Thomas Parry Library) and from generous information technology provision
- Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014
This course will be particularly attractive to those seeking careers in government departments, think tanks, international organisations, humanitarian and human rights advocacy, business organisations, international law firms and a range of non-governmental organisations.
- Legal Studies
- International Criminal Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- Law and Gender
- Migration and Asylum Law
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 476 other Masters in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
- A prior law degree is not essential. An Honours Degree 2:2 (minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.
- Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable especially if ECTS evidence is available. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and/or Accreditation of Experiential Prior Learning (APEL) are considered on an individual basis according to current University Regulations.
- Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
- Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
- Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.
International15200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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