MA

International Human Rights Law

The Master of Arts in International Human Right Law is a specially designed postgraduate degree for 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, 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 undergraduate degree

 

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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

MA International Human Rights Law

Our MA in International Human Rights Law 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.

When you study the MA International Human Rights Law 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 a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for students with a non-law background.

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.

Course Structure

International Human Rights

Research Methods Training (continues into Term 2)

Choose three*:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Company Law and Compliance
  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
  • Finance, Accounting and Risk Management
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Technoethics in Law
  • The Internet of Things

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

  • Dissertation in International Human Rights

Course Start Dates

  • MA International Human Rights Law (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • MA International Human Rights Law (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • MA International Human Rights Law (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Manchester

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Study Online

You can also study this course online, allowing you to study full-time or part-time, as well as being able to study any modules that aren’t available at your chosen campus online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

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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.

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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, a specialist area of International Human Rights.

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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

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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UK/EU students per year: £8,750
International students per year: £12,000

Studying a Master's Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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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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