University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Human Rights

This new and innovative LLM offers you the opportunity to specialise in the dynamic area of international human rights law to become a human rights practitioner. You critically engage with the key international human rights issues that feature strongly in public debate today and gain a deep understanding of international human rights law, as well as its interconnection with international, regional, European (European Union and European Convention on Human Rights) and national systems of human rights protection. The respect and protection of human rights is a core aspect of the research undertaken within the Sussex Law School and is one of the thematic priorities of the Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law. Sussex Law School has an established reputation in the delivery of LLM courses in the field of international law and criminal justice and the new LLM in International Human Rights Law adds to this portfolio. The course offers a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main legal mechanisms (treaties, conventions and case law) and institutions (especially courts) of human rights protection. The LLM provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection. You can choose to study a range of contemporary specialised topics and challenges of international human rights protection, including the emergence of cultural rights, environmental rights, language rights and the right to development; human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-state actors; the crystallisation of group rights, minorities and indigenous peoples' rights; the challenges posed to international human rights law by international migration and the enhanced need of protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees; women's rights and the rights of the child, including protection against victims of human trafficking; and the development of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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