Lancaster University

Lancaster University

International Human Rights Law

This scheme is intended to appeal to students who wish to study international human rights law, with the research focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism. The required courses, combined with appropriate options, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights which are of increasing importance today. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay the basis for a substantial dissertation. Graduates completing the programme will be equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field. This scheme offers 2 optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration: Studying 5 modules with a 20,000 word dissertation or studying 6 modules with a 15,000 word dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: International human rights law; international law. One of the following human rights options: Rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right; international criminal law. Optional modules may include: Rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right; gender, sexualities and human rights; international criminal law; international terrorism and the law; law of international organisations and institutions; transitional justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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