Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Human Rights (intensive)

Human rights has emerged as the dominant discourse through which political, social and economic challenges are articulated. Is the rise of human rights as emblem of resistance and political horizon a reflection of the exponential rise of human need and suffering, or is it a convenient means of deflecting more radical political demands and transformation? What are the mechanisms through which various crises are made intelligible through human rights? What about the convergence of human rights and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the implications of the growth of 'business and human rights' in international media? These are just some of the questions we consider in this exciting and innovative Master's programme, offered through an intensive classroom-based model. 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 is also practical, setting out the impact of human rights on business, with some case studies. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject. You will study human rights in their political, legal, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts, and 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 will be attractive to those who wish to develop a career in the human rights field. It is especially aimed at more established participants in human rights practice across the spectrum of professional, NGO, governmental and inter-governmental activity, as well as CSR professionals in the private sector, who wish to take time to reflect and to deepen their understanding.

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

LLM: Final assessment for each core and option module is based on a 4000-word essay. You will be required to submit a dissertation of 8000-10,000 words. MA: Final assessment for each compulsory and option module is based on a 4000-word essay. 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 January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2020 16,800 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
LLM Part-time January 2020 16,800 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
LLM Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
LLM Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
LLM Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
LLM Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
LLM Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 16,800 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 16,800 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 11,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 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

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02039070700