Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Rights, Gender and International Law

This course provides a comprehensive overview of international law regarding human rights and gender issues, and how these critically important legal subjects impact in the world today. This course balances the theory with the urgently practical, for example, the detatched, academic knowledge of law may be taught through examining difficult case studies which are anything but clear-cut. By doing so, students are challenged to engage with the subject and face the dilemmas of authentic legal practice in the real world. An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of the student's choice. In the dissertation students prove that you have become an expert in rights and gender law at an international level.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum) or equivalent. Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

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

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 11,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
LLM Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
LLM Part-time £ 5,875 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720