LLM International Human Rights - Part-time

The University of Law
United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
02 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
Courses, Legal
Contract Type

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Course overview

This innovative and flexible LLM International Human Rights Part-time course is the perfect choice for law graduates seeking to advance their knowledge and understanding of International Human Rights in practice. Whether your goals centre around establishing a career in humanitarian and global relief work or whether you just want to delve into the study of international human rights law and find out how it’s applied, this programme will allow you to achieve these goals.

International Human Rights is the award-linked module for this course, and it will involve the study of the general principles of international human rights, the relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, and the limitations and future of international and domestic human rights. The module will also peruse the friction between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The main objective of this module is to place human rights in a practical context and equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to implement complex theory in real-life client scenarios.

The highly flexible structure of this course allows students to mould their degree to fit their career goals, regardless of what those goals may be.

Duration study load

  • Part-time online: 24 months
  • Full-time: 12 months

Entry requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.

Course features

  • 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
  • You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

**Subject to cut off dates and programme compliance


The taught modules are either assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination or 4,500-word coursework assignment.

For both blended (face to face) and online study modes, attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for examinations. The default campus location for online study is London.

The dissertation module will be assessed by the submission of a thesis (15,000 words). The dissertation provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of International Human Rights.


This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time option is divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part-time option is divided over 6 terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of the course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two-hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.

Core Modules

  • International Human Rights
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Advocacy and Bar Skills
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

And more!

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About The University of Law

The University of Law can trace its heritage back to 1876, with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon. As the UK's longest-established specialist legal education provider, we've trained more practising lawyers in England and Wales than anyone else

The University has committed itself to ensure that students only ever learn in a realistic, professional, and contemporary context, with the support of tutors, over 90% of whom who are qualified solicitors, barristers, and judges, all with extensive practical experience. With a rich legacy and a reputation for innovative teaching practices, the University of Law retains a firm focus on developing the very best legal minds.

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