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The 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 and non-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.
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 an LLM International Human Rights Online with us you will:
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 a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law 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 Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
This document outline the programme demands so you can assess your ability for the course.
Two week induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
**If you achieve 55% or above in these three modules and successfully complete your Master's programme, you will be exempt from the University’s BPC Selection Event.
Dissertation in International Human Rights Law
You can also study these courses at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.
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.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
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By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan.
If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.