Lancaster University

Lancaster University

International Human Rights Law

This scheme is intended to appeal to students who wish to study international human rights law at Master's level, 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. IELTS: 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: 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
LLM Part-time £ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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