Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (distance-learning)

The course allows you to study from home - whether in the UK or overseas - and keep in contact with tutors by email, telephone, fax and/or post. You can also maintain contact with one another, both during and after your studies, offering invaluable peer support and networking opportunities. You are guided through each of the LLMs by a module handbook containing notes, reading lists and self-assessment questions. All the documents on the reading lists are provided either electronically through the University's electronic resources, by direct links to the worldwide web, as digitised documents on Blackboard (the University's on-line learning/teaching facility) or, exceptionally, as hard copy. Core text books are issued on loan with the module handbook and returned with the module assignment. Staff-student interchange is facilitated by coursework materials, telephone contact, email and written responses to coursework submissions. The weekend residential schools provide the opportunity to meet with tutors, guest lecturers and fellow students and to reinforce students' understanding of the subjects during lectures, discussion sessions and tutorials.

Entry requirements

The programme has been designed to be open to graduates of all disciplines who have a good honours degree, including those from a science background and those who have no experience of law. Those who can demonstrate suitable professional qualifications or skills are welcome to apply.

English Language Requirements: If you have a Bachelors degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers are required to take a University recognised test of academic English language proficiency.

Course modules

Semester 1
Study Skills LAM5010
Migration And Asylum Law LAM8010
Foundations Of Public International Law LAM8110
Introduction To International Human Rights Law LAM8210
International Humanitarian Law LAM8310
The Sociology Of Human Rights Violations LAM8410
The Philosophy Of Human Rights Protection LAM8510
Mental Health And Human Rights LAM8610
Sources Of International Criminal Law LAM8710
Institutions Of International Criminal Law LAM8810
General Principles Of International Criminal Liability And Defences LAM8910
Definitional Elements Of Substantive International Crimes LAM9010
Human Rights In The Information Age LAM9110
Subsistence And Welfare Rights LAM9210
Environment And Human Rights LAM9310
International Business, Environment & Human Rights LAM9510
Core (60 Credits)

Semester 3
Dissertation LAM6260

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of coursework essays (120 credits). Each student will complete then a master's dissertation (60 credits) which deals with an area of chosen study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning GBP 7,980 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
LLM Distance learning GBP 7,980 per Whole course (England) 2 years
LLM Distance learning GBP 7,980 per Whole course (International) 2 years
LLM Distance learning GBP 7,980 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning GBP 7,980 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning GBP 7,980 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
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01970 622270