Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

This course balances the academic with the urgently practical; for example, combining the necessarily comprehensive detail of human rights legislation in conflict with the harsh reality of the threat posed to human rights by the same conflict. Other modules tackle significant issues such as the victory of democracy on the international stage and the ideological change that has shifted it in the West from a system of government to the only route to ensure peace and prosperity in places like the Middle East. An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of the student's choice. This is the opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on the student's professional life. The course is particularly attractive to those seeking a career in government departments, international organisations, humanitarian and human rights advocacy, business organisations, international law firms and a range of non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in law or closely related social science; those who can demonstrate suitable professional qualifications or skills are welcome to apply. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet-based).

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete a Master's dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622857