De Montfort University

International Human Rights Law

This course is suitable for: solicitors and barristers in private practice and in-house; activists; campaigners and researchers involved in human rights issues; those working in organisations with public functions and who need to comply with human rights obligations; as well as human rights professionals in the UN and other international organisations and NGOs and those with an interest in Human Rights Law.

Entry requirements

LLM: Applicants should have a good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Course modules

Core modules: International human rights law; dissertation. Elective module: Social justice and human rights; international child law; European convention on human rights; international humanitarian law; international law; negotiated study; freedom of religion, and the rights of minorities in international law; gender and sexuality in international law; the protection of refugees in international law.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed by coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning September 2019 - 27 Months

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