Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Human Rights and Development

This course provides a comprehensive overview of human rights law and how it works in the field of development. The course balances the theory with the urgently practical; for example, combining the necessarily comprehensive detail of human rights legislation with the complex reality of situations of extreme poverty or oppression. Students also examine the increasingly important link between environmental law and its impact on human rights: how and when the laws align or come into conflict over the protection of these 2 important issues. Beyond the critical subject matter found in the core modules, students enjoy a degree of freedom in directing their own study path through the choice of option modules. In addition, students explore the subject-specialism of their choice by researching and writing their Master's dissertation. This is the opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on the student's professional life.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience are considered on an individual basis. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable, especially if European credit transfer and accumulation system (ECTS) evidence is available. Non graduates with relevant work experience would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course modules

Modules include: international and human rights law; democracy and international law; human rights, environment and international business. Optional modules: climate change law and policy; criminology of international conflict personnel contemporary issues in food policy and law; law and gender; philosophy of human rights protection.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student completes 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 September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720