City, University of London

City, University of London

International Human Rights

The Specialism in International Human Rights Law is designed for students from all backgrounds who have an interest in the intersection between human rights and international law. It will enable students with this to develop a career in human rights law or to embark on policy-oriented careers in government and non-governmental organizations at the domestic and international level. It gives you an opportunity to examine intellectually the subject from various angles - minority protection, human rights at times of war, the prosecution of international criminals, to name a few. This masters degree helps you appreciate and understand how international law intervenes to protect human rights and where the gaps are in international law. The Specialist LLM in International Human Rights provides the opportunity to study some of the most significant issues in international human rights protection facing the world today. You will have guidance and expert academic support to examine a number of important issues in international human rights protection law, including how the law of war and armed conflict protects the civilian, how minority protection is being regulated by international law, the remedies available in international criminal law, and the extent to which the rights of indigenous people are safeguarded by international law.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

Course modules

Comparative Constitutional Law (30 credits);
Public International Law (30 credits);
International Criminal Law: the Practitioner Perspective (30 credits);
International Criminal Law: Crimes and Institutions (30 credits);
International Human Rights in Law and Practice (30 credits);
International Law and the Global Economy (30 credits);
International Law and the Use of Force (30 credits);
Law and War (30 credits);
Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in International Law (30 credits).
For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 50 modules covering a diverse range of subjects.

Assessment methods

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30-credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60-credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

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