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Human Rights Law

Queen's University Belfast

LL.M.
12 months
Duration
16900 GBP/year
6140 GBP/year
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About

This Human Rights Law programme at Queen's University Belfast provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of global human rights standards and the interrelationship between international standards and national practice. 

Overview

In particular, we consider ways in which human rights could be protected more effectively so that people everywhere can realise their full human dignity.

The focus is on international and comparative human rights law (including at regional levels in Europe, Africa and the Americas). The School's joint expertise is harnessed so as to provide a vibrant and relevant course which will stimulate the hearts as well as the minds of students.

The protection of human rights at the international level is a relatively new branch of law. There has been a huge growth in the number and variety of human rights standards set out in international treaties, in national constitutions, and in other so-called 'soft law' documents. These standards are not always fully implemented and the mechanisms for trying to get them implemented are sometimes defective.

The School has more than 25 years' experience in delivering a Human Rights Law programme at Queen's University Belfast. The focus is on international and comparative human rights law with a concentration on the practice of human rights, especially in the contexts of discrimination, armed conflicts, terrorism and migration.

Career Development

We are dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean over 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. 

The Human Rights Centre has strong contacts with local NGOs and other human rights institutions and can assist students with internship/voluntary work. Graduates have found jobs in the UN, the EU and the Council of Europe, as well as statutory bodies and a wide range of international and national NGOs. 

Others have found the LLM to constitute an extremely valuable addition to their work as legal professionals. Furthermore, this Masters provides an excellent base for further study towards a research degree such as a PhD, which in turn may lead on to an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights in Practice
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Dissertation
  • Equality and Discrimination
  • Transitional Justice
  • The Legacy of Conflict
  • Global Ethics

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.
  • Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900

Funding

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