University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Human Rights

The programme reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are of international relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary human rights issues at an advanced level. This programme allows students to combine specialist topics of domestic and universal fundamental rights.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Honours degree in law or another discipline, or equivalent. English proficiency is required.

Course modules

Core modules: Research skills; critical legal thinking and scholarship; dissertation; international human rights law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of written examination at the end of the relevant semester and 1 or more course essays. In addition, students must complete a course in research methods and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. The dissertation is planned and written between March and August each year. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 12 months
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Officer
Telephone number: 
01224 272443/272429