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What will I learn?

Our LLMs from our our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Details

The LLM International Human Rights is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of International Human Rights in practice. Whether you want to progress within the field, have plans to start a career in humanitarian and international relief work or simply want to know more about how international human rights law works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

The Award-Linked Module for this programme (International Human Rights) will cover areas such as the general principles of international human rights, the relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, the limitations and future of international and domestic human rights. The module will also consider the tension between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The aim of this module is to put human rights in context, enabling students to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations.

The programme structure is highly flexible, meaning that you can design a degree that meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

  • Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  • Enjoy flexibility. Design your own degree pathway; transfer between courses and study modes.
  • Learn about Legal Technology. As a result of the embedded flexibility of the Master’s Programmes in Law, you can select to study modules in legal technology, gaining insight into this emerging area.
  • Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team.

The award-linked module for this programme (International Human Rights) will also consider the tension between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The aim of this module is to put human rights in the context of an international setting, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations. With expert guidance from experienced professionals, you’ll get to explore a variety of important issues surrounding the protection of individuals and societies in many situations around the world.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (12,29,354) per year
Feb 2021:£12,000; Sept 2021: £12,360.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Leeds Centre

15-16 Park Row,

Leeds,

Leeds,

LS1 5HD, England

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (12,29,354) per year
Feb 2021:£12,000; Sept 2021: £12,360.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Nottingham Campus

1 Royal Standard Place,

Nottingham,

NG1 6FS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into an postgraduate degrees, students need to complete the Bachelor Degree or an equivalent qualification. An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For international students

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System, unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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