Lancaster University

Lancaster University

International Human Rights and Terrorism Law

This programme provides a bridge from undergraduate level studies (or equivalent professional experience) to research, focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism. The core modules, combined with appropriate optional modules, lay a foundation in the basics of international human rights, and the law relating to terrorism. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay the basis for a substantial dissertation. Graduates completing the programme are equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field. This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration: Studying 5 modules with a 20,000-word dissertation; studying 6 modules with a 15,000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: International human rights law; international law; international terrorism and the law; dissertation. Option modules include: International criminal law; law of international organisations and institutions; rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right; transitional justice; gender, sexualities and human rights.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University is able to offer a limited number of studentships. Further scholarships are available from Iredell Trust Fund, established specifically to promote research in law (and in history). UK students are eligible for AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentships. Other potential sources of funding include ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland), Northern Ireland Offices and American Council of Learned Societies.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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