Ulster University

Ulster University

Law (Gender, Conflict and Human Rights)

The programme enable students to: Gain a systematic understanding, in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the differential experiences of women and men of human rights norms and institutions, especially in conflict and post-conflict situations; understand foundational concepts in gender theory and their application to human rights, international law and transitional justice; gain knowledge and skills in carrying out research projects from design to write-up; enhance skills in critically appraising published and commissioned research; develop skills highly relevant to legal practice, and to gender policy, research and advocacy roles in the voluntary, public and private sectors.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a 2nd class Honours degree in law, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent standard through a primary 3rd level degree in another discipline in combination with either a relevant post-graduate degree or diploma, or relevant and demonstrable experience in human rights law or legal advocacy; if students do not have a law degree, students should include in their application a statement fully explaining how their experience or postgraduate degree or diploma is relevant to the programme; in exceptional circumstances, applicants not in the above categories who can evidence substantial and significant experiential learning may also be considered for admission; applicants whose 1st language is not English should also have obtained: a minimum score in IELTS test of 6.0 or a minimum score in TOEFL test of 550 (or the equivalent in the computer-based test which is 240).

Course modules

Students must complete the following 4 compulsory modules: Gender and human rights; gender and transition; dissertation research methods; dissertation; optional modules: foundations of international human rights law; foundations of transitional justice; policing and human rights; memory, transition and conflict; political violence, wars on terror and the law; international criminal justice; critical perspectives on human rights.

Assessment methods

Coursework based.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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