University of Essex
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
This course combines cutting-edge scholarship and practice on the legal aspects of the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights, with the latest thinking in the operationalisation and implementation of these rights through public policy. From the legal perspective, the course focuses on international human rights law protections of economic, social and cultural rights, as well as how these are implemented at the domestic level through constitutional and administrative law. From the public policy perspective, this course looks at how human rights law is operationalised in practice, focusing on essential aspects of public policy making, including the relationship between economic policy and human rights, and new tools and methodologies being developed for promoting and achieving the realisation of these economic and social rights.
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 overall, with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component.
Core modules: Foundation essay; foundations of economic, social and cultural rights; human rights and development; international human rights (law, institutions and practice); dissertation. Optional modules include: Acute crises and displacement; business and human rights; detention under international law; European convention on human rights 1; European Union law and human rights; freedom of expression, privacy and the media; human rights for women; human rights, international relations and diplomacy; international criminal law; international law of armed conflict for humanitarian situations; international trade, investment and human rights; public international law; religion and human rights; right skills for human rights professionals; the law of international peacekeeping; the protection of minorities and indigenous peoples in international law; the protection of refugees and displaced persons in international law; topics in the international law of armed conflict for humanitarian situations; transitional justice.
Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 8,755 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|LLM||Part-time||£ 4,250 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|LLM||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Economics