University of Leicester

University of Leicester

International Human Rights Law

The course aims: to develop and refine expertise in the selected areas of study; to obtain a critical understanding of relevant legal principles, the policy considerations that underpin them and, as appropriate, their socio-legal, comparative and interdisciplinary contexts; to develop the ability to analyse, interpret and apply a wide range of legal, socio-legal and contextual materials in the solution to complex legal problems; to stimulate students' capacity for independent legal research; to enhance skills in oral and written expression.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a 1st or good 2nd Class Honours degree in law or an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

Course modules

All years: academic writing for postgraduates in law; global protection of human rights: implementation methods; global protection of human rights: core principles; optional modules: the politics of human rights; human rights, ethics and war in the post-cold war order; the European convention on human rights: institutions, procedures and fundamental rights; the European convention on human rights: convention rights; feminist perspectives on international law; freedom of expression; genocide and the law; human rights and health care law; international law and development; the state, the law and religious freedoms; theories of rights.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete the dissertation over the summer months.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 - 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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0116 252 5381