The course will expose you to the fundamental aspects of international human rights and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine different systems of law at a higher level. In addition, our LLM provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon existing skills gained from your undergraduate course - enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and providing a basis for progression to doctoral studies.
The LLM International Human Rights of Birmingham City University also provides you with an opportunity to assess how international human rights law offers protection to different categories of vulnerable groups. You’ll also study the new and emerging area of law and catastrophe.
What's covered in the course?
You will analyse and critically evaluate principle features of international human rights law, including fundamental concepts, values, principles and rules, and the main institutions and procedures. You’ll also learn to evaluate complex legal issues, communicate complex and abstract ideas, and employ strategic transferable skills.
Why Choose Us?
You will earn from a dedicated and passionate teaching team, who have experience with the international human rights institutions
This course is a conversion LLM – you don’t need a degree in Law to be eligible to study it.
The course covers transnational jurisdictions, so it is international in scope.
The course has flexible delivery methods to suit your location and when you are able to study. You can enroll as either an on-campus student, flexible/blended learning student or as a distance learning student
Studying of the LLM International Human Rights will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the work of the Law School’s Centre for Human Right
You will have an opportunity to enhance your employability skills by completing an internship
Birmingham City University has just launched the UK's first Centre for Brexit Studies, researching all aspects of the UK's vote to leave the EU, including the impact it has on domestic law and legislation.
You will be able to benefit from the newly-introduced postgraduate loans. For more information, visit UCAS.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a placement or complete a project as an alternative to a dissertation.
In addition we have active, student-led Legal, Mooting and Debate Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England, with our students reaching five finals in the past six years, regularly beating teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities.
We also have a staff and student led Pro-Bono Unit that provides legal advice to the public.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Public International Law
- Women's and Children's Rights
- Human Rights in International Law
- Advanced Research Methods
- Dissertation, Project or Placement
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Civil & Private Law View 207 other Masters in Civil & Private Law in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2:2 on a UK degree in law (e.g. LLB)
International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
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