Brunel University London

Brunel University London

International Human Rights Law

This course offers a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection. Further, it provides an overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in law; other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the postgraduate director and an interview may be required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: UN human rights regime; theory and practice of international human rights. Optional modules: international criminal law; international criminal justice; minority and indigenous rights; disability and human rights; privacy and data protection; public international law; theory and practice of the european convention on human rights; international environmental law; comparative criminal justice; counter-terrorism and human rights; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; international human rights and islamic law; world trade organisation and human rights; american and the african system of human rights.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, seen examinations and a dissertation (15,000 words) to oral presentations and assessment by contribution in seminars.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years
LLM Full-time - 15 months
LLM Part-time - 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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