This programme provides a bridge from undergraduate level studies (or equivalent professional experience) to research, focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism.
The core modules, combined with appropriate optional modules, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights, and the law relating to terrorism. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay the basis for a substantial dissertation. Graduates completing the programme are equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field.
This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
International Human Rights Law
International Terrorism and the Law
Dissertation (60 credits)
Law and Global Health
European Union Law
International Environmental Law
The Rights of Peoples
The Law of International Organisations and Institutions
Indepedent Research Module
Conflicts of Law in Business Relations
International Criminal Law
The right to adequate food as a human right
International Family Law
International Investment Law
LLM Gender, Sexualities and Human Rights
Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Peacebuilding
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
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