What will I learn?

Overview

This course offers a mixture of international human rights law, development studies and refugee studies modules. You'll explore contemporary debates in the context of specific countries and themes. You'll gain knowledge of the protection of international human rights within the context of international development and refugee practice and the role of a rights-based approach to international development practice.

Employability

You'll graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the fields of law, human rights and development (either in the UK or abroad) as advisors, experts, researchers and policy makers.

With a background in law, you might practise in human rights, immigration and asylum, and public law.

With a development studies background you might go on to practice in the NGO sector employing a rights-based approach to development.

Professional links

Through our growing pool of visiting fellows and professors, the Law Department has developed a strong network of contacts with leading law practitioners in the UK. Many members of the Law Department are practitioners, or retain strong links with the legal profession. We enjoy strong links with a number of leading European Law Faculties, including Universitie Cergy Pontoise in France, INHOLLAND University in the Netherlands and Zagreb University in Croatia.

Teaching and learning

LSBU Law has a strong set of experts, consultants and international advisors in the field of Human Rights and hosts a number of annual events and conferences.

Head of the Law Department, Andy Unger, has worked as a consultant in former communist countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia. In the South Caucuses, his most recent working has been with the British East-West Centre, designing and supervising the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded projects offering human rights training to lawyers and justice officials in the region.

Which department am I in?

School of Law and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (US$ 20,195) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Southwark Campus

103 Borough Road,

Kensington and Chelsea,

London,

SE1 0AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University with a GPA of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). IELTS: 6.5 (with no component below 5.5).

For international students

Students should have an LLB (Hons) Law degree at 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division. Students also have UK graduates with a non Law degree (2:2) and relevant knowledge and experience. Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL. The English language qualifications for international students need IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C. TOEFL iBT - Overall score: 90; Reading: 18; Listening: 17; Writing: 17; Speaking: 20.

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

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