Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Human Rights

Political, social and economic challenges are frequently articulated through the language of human rights. Is the rise of human rights discourse an emblem of hope and a political horizon, mobilising resistance to human need and suffering? Or do human rights claims deflect more radical political demands and block real transformation? Can the manifold crises of contemporary life be made more intelligible through the frame of human rights? These are just some of the questions taken up in this degree. We are proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master's degree, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights. The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject. You will study human rights in their legal, political, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts. You will be introduced to a wide variety of approaches to research across a range of disciplines, and to the theoretical frameworks for advanced legal scholarship. You will also take specialist courses, choosing from a wide range of subjects in the area of human rights. This course is particularly attractive to legal professionals, and to non-lawyers who work, or would like to work, in the field of human rights, allowing them to reflect critically on their role as human rights activists and practitioners.

Entry requirements

LLM: Good second-class honours degree in law, the humanities or social sciences; other good honours degrees will be considered.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Final assessment for most compulsory and option modules is based on a 4000-word essay. If you choose the project option, you will be required to submit a dissertation of 8000-10,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700