University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Human Rights

The LLM Programme in Human Rights 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

A 2:1 Honours degree in Law, or another related discipline, or equivalent. The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Course modules

All candidates must take the following courses: either critical legal thinking and scholarship (for September starts) or critical legal thinking and scholarship (for January starts). Plus: dissertation and international human rights law. Choose two from: international energy and environmental law; oil and minerals for good; the politics of human rights; the law of international organizations; the use of force and international law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of written examination at the end of the relevant semester and one 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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