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LLM International Law and Human Rights



What will I learn?

Discover the effects of globalisation on our legal and human rights with this LLB International Law and Human Rights master's degree. You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility, international dispute settlement and human rights responsibilities.

The course prepares you for a career in international or human rights law in governmental and non-governmental roles or the private and commercial sectors.

In your first week of study, you’ll attend an intensive legal skills course to learn about the:

  • common law system
  • interactions of statute and judge-made law
  • impact of international conventions and model laws on national law

From here you’ll develop your understanding of global legal frameworks along with the skills to analyse complex legal issues and evaluate legal or policy responses.


You’ll learn through a range of teaching and learning methods that may include:

  • small-group teaching
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • debates
  • presentations
  • simulated court hearings (moots)
  • clause drafting
  • public consultation response preparation
  • exploring conventions and their legal implications

The LLM Challenge offers an extra learning experience. Students across all our LLM courses are assigned to a team and given a current topic to debate to compete for a monetary prize. The LLM Challenge helps you develop your collaborative working and leadership skills.

When you graduate from this LLM International Law and Human Rights, you could work in a specialised solicitors’ firm or chambers. You could also work for:

  • non-governmental organisations
  • governments all over the world
  • think tanks
  • international courts and tribunals

You’ll have the chance to meet high-profile organisations and law firms at our law careers fair.

Which department am I in?

Southampton Law School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,136.00 (US$ 27,101) per year
Deposit amount is: £1,000.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2023


Main Site - Highfield Campus




SO17 1BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS minimum level of 6.5 with a 6.0 in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

For international students

An upper-second class bachelor’s degree or higher in law or in a degree with a substantial legal component. Work experience also considered. IELTS language requirements band G, IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in each component. For more information on accepted English Language tests, please see our website.

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


About University of Southampton

Ranked in the global top 100 and UK top 15, the University of Southampton is a leading institution with an excellent reputation.

  • Global Top 100 university
  • Large and diverse international student population
  • Multiple award-winning careers service
  • Global No.1 business incubator (UBI Global)

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