12 months
26250 GBP/year
17250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Law is crucial for promoting and protecting human rights at international, regional and domestic levels. This Human Rights Law LLM programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will give you an advanced understanding of international human rights law and how it is implemented.


What you'll study

This Human Rights Law LLM programme offered at Queen Mary University of London aims to give you the ability to deliver sound academic and practical knowledge and ability to provide clients with top-level counsel. You will be introduced to the institutions, standards and case law which structure human rights law. There is a focus on key issues of human rights, such as socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and the crimes of the powerful. You'll also debate the uses of universality and cultural relativism in relation to human rights.

Uniquely, you will have the opportunity to take up a number of internships at the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), which is based in the School of Law. You will attend a range of other activities including the evening and lunchtime guest lectures. You will also benefit from London being the home to a large number of major human rights organisations.

The Human Rights Collegium is the first association between a university and a non-governmental organisation established to provide scholarly expertise, research and teaching on national and international human rights.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Convention on Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights Law: History, Theory and Politics
  • Terrorism & Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives
  • Secession and Self-Determination in International Law
  • Mental Health Law: Capacity to Consent and Best Interests
  • Use of Force in International Law
  • Principles of International Criminal Law
  • Cultural Diversity and Law
  • International Refugee Law
  • Comparative Immigration Law
  • EU Criminal Law

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.
  • Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
Other routes
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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