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LLM in Human Rights Law
LLM or PGDip
Our LLM in Human Rights Law gives you a critical understanding of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of international human rights and international and regional human rights systems.
You will gain advanced knowledge in the areas of:
- international criminal law
- the laws of armed conflict
- humanitarian intervention and post-conflict reconstruction
- international development and globalisation
- refugee and migrant law
- the promotion and application of human rights as part of legal reform in the developing world.
Our teaching staff are active in original and internationally-recognised research. They encourage you to get involved in their respective areas of expertise by teaching specialist modules and by supervising dissertations in their specialist subjects.
The course is ideal if you intend to pursue a career in:
- international governmental and non-governmental organisations
Our recent course graduates have gained positions in international organisations such as UNICEF.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
There are International Student Scholarships available for 2020 and other scholarships and funding options for postgraduate international students.
Learning and assessment
In Semester 1 you will take three compulsory modules and one elective modules.
In Semester 2 you will take one compulsory module and two elective modules.
You will complete your studies by completing your LLM dissertation. This is an extended and supervised piece on work on a particular aspect of international law, chosen in consultation with your course tutors. It is an opportunity for you to:
- gain knowledge through systematic academic enquiry
- demonstrate your ability to explore and present legal arguments.
The style of research may range from empirical investigation to textual analysis. You will develop transferable skills in research and information and project management.
Our LLM course team consists of researchers working within the following research groups:
- international law
- critical approaches to law
- fundamental rights and equality.
You can attend the programme of research seminars and other events that underpin the research culture of the School of Law. You will have the opportunity to become involved in research through specialist modules in which teaching staff have expertise. They also supervise your dissertations in their specialist subjects.
After you graduate
Graduates from the LLM succeed across an impressive range of careers from policy makers and human rights activists through to high flying diplomats and commercial lawyers. LLM staff can advise you and direct you to possible careers and employers depending on your particular needs and ambitions.
"The LLM offered by Oxford Brookes has already helped me very much. It has given me that international profile that is required by all the bodies and agencies of the United Nations. Without this course I would not have had the opportunity to undertake an internship with the UN and finally understand what path I want to follow in my professional career."
Stefano Consiglio, LLM International Human Right Law graduate
Alfred Amadu Veenod Fullah
"The focus of my professional life to date has been promoting social equity, fairness and human rights through working with diverse sectors of the community in a wide range of contexts. I am undertaking this LLM course because I hope to enhance my skills within my current work by increasing my understanding of how International Law applies globally and nationally, particularly to support vulnerable members of society"Read more about Alfred Amadu
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