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Human Rights Law

London Metropolitan University

12 months
13500 GBP/year
13500 GBP/year
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Engage in theoretical and practical elements relating to human rights and social justice. By taking the Human Rights Law programme from London Metropolitan University, you’ll develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to transform people’s lives for the better.


Key features

Explore human rights from an international, socio-economic and political perspective. Plus, have the opportunity to learn about the historic development of human rights and also explore current issues such as environmental social justice.

The Human Rights Law programme from London Metropolitan University builds your understanding of legal concepts that govern individual and collective rights and responsibilities, including the constraints the state may place on a person’s human rights.

Designed to provide an in-depth investigation into the legal aspects affecting human rights, you’ll learn about the legal framework of these rights, the concept of social justice and the need for mutual human respect on a global and local scale.

These courses are suitable if you’re a legal professional looking to specialise in human rights or a non-legal professional such as a charity worker, policy advisor, environmentalist, journalist, or someone working in international relations who needs an understanding of the human rights legal framework.

Your tutors and lecturers will have backgrounds in both academia and legal practice. Plus, these courses are delivered online, so you’ll be able to study from anywhere in the world.

It’s possible for you to study a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) version of this course. These qualifications do not hold the same academic weighting as a Master of Laws degree (LLM), but can be viewed as a professional development style course for people already working in the industry. To find out more about these courses, please scroll to the ‘Other qualifications’ section of this page.

As part of the LLM dissertation, you’ll be able to research and critically analyse an area of financial services law of your choice. The dissertation module is only available to LLM students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods for Lawyers
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice 
  • Civil Liberties
  • Public International and Humanitarian Law 
  • Human Rights in Europe
  • International Human Rights 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We advise applying as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll be required to have:

  • a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as law and human rights (or an equivalent international qualification).
  • an IELTs score of 6.5 or above as a standard entry requirement for postgraduate law courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

£6,750 Part-time


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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