Start Dates
September 2019
12 months full-time, 18 months part-time
Master of Laws International Human Rights (LLM)
Awarded by
University of Law
This LLM specialisation takes a critical look at human rights laws around the world, and is an essential first step if you are considering a career in this important field.
Tackle the complexities of human rights laws globally, discussing cultural relativism, the limitations and future of human rights laws both domestically and internationally, and the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law. If you plan to dedicate your career to upholding human rights on the international stage, this specialisation will be the first step to achieving that goal

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Laws International Human Rights (LLM) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • 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 universality and cultural relativism of human rights

  • Researching and reflecting on current developments within the law.

  • The course can be studied over a period of 12 months (full-time) or 18 months (part time). Each study module carries 30 credits, and the dissertation carries 60 credits. As an online student you will have access to the following resources:

    • Online portal for articles and primary source information: Business Source Complete, Keynote, Financial Times Newspaper Online and Emerald Database
    • Law Resource Pack with statutory extracts, institutional rules, guidelines and court rules you will consult for each module
    • Learning outcome mind maps, tuition videos, and key articles with discussion questions
    • Unit introductions, i-Tutorials, reading lists, video demonstrations
    • Consolidation of each unit which includes core content review and summaries
    • UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2.2 or above, or its equivalent.
    • Overseas students, in addition to the above, are required to have English language equivalent of IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • The Master of Laws International Human Rights comprises one award-linked compulsory module and 3 elective modules. In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is also a two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System.

    All students are required to submit a 15,000 word dissertation on conflict resolution law after completing their programme modules. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus.

  • Class Profile

    Based on the class of January 2017



    This course will assist students in gaining employment within the field of international human rights. It will also assist those students who already work within this sector in taking on a more senior role.



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Zafar Anjum
I recommended The University of Law to one of my colleagues who was specifically looking for an online LLM and I will definitely recommend it further.
— Zafar Anjum, LLM (Intellectual Property), United Arab Emirates
Richard Haggett
The online LLM equips you with transferable, practice-focused skills delivered in the context of areas of commercial law.
— Richard Haggett, National Programmes Director - Online Programmes, The University of Law
Joanna Ballard
This programme is attractive to senior executives in organisations who are in contact with lawyers and want to understand the legal side of their roles.
— Joanna Ballard, Director of Design and Assessment, The University of Law
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