University of Essex

University of Essex

International Human Rights Law

This course offers students a detailed coverage of the international and regional machinery for protecting and promoting human rights, plus knowledge of different human rights, their interplay, and their protection in peace, as well as conflict, situations; students are taught by 1 professionally experienced human rights lawyers; the assessment of the course provides students with a number of skills useful for subsequent work in this field; successful completion entitles students to have this focus indicated in the formal description of their degree and allows them to develop an integrated understanding of the points of contact between the world economy and human rights, providing a grounding in the institutions, processes, and values involved.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree in law, or in a related discipline, and/or substantial practical experience in a field related to the course. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 for the writing component.

Course modules

Core modules: Foundation essay (international human rights law); international human rights (law, institutions and practice); dissertation. Optional modules include: Acute crises and displacement; approaches to legal theory; business and human rights; cybercrime; data protection; detention under international law; electronic products and the world trading system; EU company law; European competition law; European convention on human rights 1; European Union employment law; European Union law and human rights; foundations of economic, social and cultural rights; freedom of expression, privacy and the media; human rights and development; human rights for women; human rights, international relations and diplomacy; international commercial and business law (models, principles and tools); international commercial dispute resolution 1; international criminal law; international financial law; international law of armed conflict for humanitarian situations; international trade, investment and human rights; legal research and the English legal system; marine insurance 1; promotion and protection of human rights in Africa; public international law; public international trade law; religion and human rights; the economics of the European Union; the enlargement of the European Union; the law of international peacekeeping; the protection of minorities and indigenous peoples in international law; topics in the international law of armed conflict for humanitarian situations; work-based project.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,475 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,475 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,475 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,475 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Law
Telephone number: 
01206 872719