LLM

International Human Rights Law Online

An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of International Human Rights Law and exploring how international law gets involved to protect human rights across the globe.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law Degree

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time September)

Next start date

September 2020

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Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.

The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

LLM International Human Rights Law Online

Our LLM in International Human Rights Law Online has been designed to cover areas such as the general principles of international human rights, the relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, and the limitations and future of international and domestic human rights.

This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time options are divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part-time options are divided over six terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of each course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.

When you study a Master’s online with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

The award-linked module for this programme (International Human Rights) will also consider the tension between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The aim of this module is to put human rights in the context of an international setting, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations. With expert guidance from experienced professionals, you’ll get to explore a variety of important issues surrounding the protection of individuals and societies in many situations around the world.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is an optional two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System for those students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.

To help prepare you for your dissertation in Term 3, Terms 1 and 2 include a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.

Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Tier 4 visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.

Course Structure

  • International Human Rights
  • Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)

Choose three*:

  • Advocacy and Bar Skills**
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation**
  • Company Law in Practice
  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Finance, Accounting and Risk Management
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Security)
  • International Trade Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Law
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution**
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Techno Ethics in Law
  • The Internet of Things

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

**Successful completion of these three modules results in an exemption from the University’s BPC Selection Event.

Dissertation in International Human Rights Law

Course Start Dates

  • MA International Human Rights Law (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MA International Human Rights Law (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MA International Human Rights Law (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study is London.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Fees and Applying

 

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£8,750 (UK/EEA/International students)

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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