Swansea University

Swansea University

Human Rights

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). The environment, ageing populations, the media, new technologies, conflict, asylum and migration, intergenerational justice, multilevel governance, the impact of trade and investment, poverty, the rise of identity politics and the changing nature of the public and private domains are contemporary global challenges facing human rights. They call into question the fundamental tenets of human rights law; including its implementation through policy and law. This course will give students an in-depth understanding of contemporary challenges facing human rights. It will deliver insights into human rights from different practice perspectives (advocacy, policy, programming and law-making), and will provide an excellent grounding for anyone interested in a career in human rights whether in legal practice, in government or non-governmental agencies, or the private sector.

Course modules

Modules typically include: human rights and environment, climate change and sustainability; trade, investment and human rights; human rights and the media; human rights and family law; human rights and identities; accountability for human rights implementation; impact assessment and human rights; children's human rights; human rights and poverty; human rights, migration and human trafficking; human rights and criminal justice; human rights and terrorism on-line; human rights and medical law; human rights and employment.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods to provide students with a range of opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, and application skills. These include: coursework (in a range of formats, e.g. essay, problem question, report, briefing), examination, one-day examination and presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park Campus SA2 8PP Wales
Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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