Human Rights Law, LL.M.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 15140
    Tuition (Year)
    6630
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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LLM Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham The School of Law at the University of Nottingham is proud of its human rights programme. Our world class team exposes students to the most exciting and important ideas and developments in the field.
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About

LLM Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham

The modules at the heart of the programme provide a thorough grounding in international human rights law, and many of the more specialised topics are cutting edge and innovative, such as 'Rights, Humans and Other Animals'. In addition, our senior teaching staff have second-to-none experience in organisations such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
The school is also home to the Human Rights Law Centre, one of the world's most respected academic human rights institutions. It carries out its work through research, training, publications and capacity building, collaborating with governments, intergovernmental organizations, academics, students and civil society; alongside implementing programmes in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The centre offers numerous services for LLM students, including an annual international student conference, a human rights cinema series, a student's law journal, internship bursaries and research assistance opportunities; all of which allows students to gain experience of human rights in practice.
Many of our students, after completion of the LLM Human Rights Law, obtain jobs with the United Nations or other international organisations, with governments or non-governmental organisations.
The learning environment at Nottingham is greatly enhanced by the exciting offering of guest lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners.

This course exposes students to the most exciting ideas and developments in human rights and many of the more specialised topics are cutting edge and innovative.
As part of this programme, we expose students to the most exciting ideas and developments in the field of human rights.
The modules at the heart of the programme provide a thorough grounding in international human rights law, and many of the more specialised topics are cutting edge and innovative, such as 'Rights, Humans and Other Animals'. In addition, our senior teaching staff have second-to-none experience in organisations such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
The school is also home to the Human Rights Law Centre, one of the world's most respected academic human rights institutions. It carries out its work through research, training, publications and capacity building, collaborating with governments, intergovernmental organizations, academics, students and civil society; alongside implementing programmes in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The centre offers numerous services for LLM students, including an annual international student conference, a human rights cinema series, a student's law journal, internship bursaries and research assistance opportunities; all of which allows students to gain experience of human rights in practice.
Many of our students, after completion of the LLM Human Rights Law, obtain jobs with the United Nations or other international organisations, with governments or non-governmental organisations.
The learning environment at Nottingham is greatly enhanced by the exciting offering of guest lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners.

Key facts

  • The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world by the QS World Rankings 2016

  • The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, and non-governmental organisations

  • We have a dedicated Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions on issues such as time management, how to answer a problem question, how to research and reference, and how to choose a dissertation topic

Programme Structure

The LLM programme is offered on a full-time basis, to be completed in one academic year; and a part-time basis, to be completed in two academic years.

Students must complete at least 90 credits worth of modules from the qualifying specialist module options for the LLM Human Rights Law. The remaining 30 credits needed to complete the taught stage of the degree can be chosen from the full suite of modules offered across all of our LLM programmes.

In addition, students must choose a dissertation topic which sits within the field of Human Rights Law. Students are given a wide array of support when choosing their dissertation title and preparing to undertake research, with bespoke workshops and one-to-one support available throughout the process.

Teaching

The LLM programme operates small-group seminar teaching, allowing for an integrative and interactive learning experience. Students are encouraged and expected to prepare for and participate in seminars so that they get the maximum benefit from teaching sessions.

All seminars offer dedicated teaching, open only to postgraduate students, including postgraduate research students, where the module option is relevant to a student's doctoral research.

Modular assessments

Students are given the opportunity to complete formative assessments in both the autumn and spring term, which acts as a practice assignment that does not contribute towards their degree. Rather, formative assessments provide valuable feedback which can be utilised constructively when completing summative assessments.

All summative assessments take place at the end of the spring term; this includes assessments for autumn options. Modules are assessed by either essay, examination, or a combination of both.

Detailed Programme Facts

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      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic Requirements

  • Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent)
  • Including:Law/Humanities/ Social Sciences subjects
  • Other requirements:Mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered
  • IELTS:7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:67 (no less than 67 in writing, 62 in reading, and 55 in listening and speaking)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15140 International
  • GBP 6630 EEA
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