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 they have become experts 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,875 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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