LLM Human Rights Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

LLM Human Rights Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Why this course?

This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels.

The programme is intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in an evolving human rights culture.

There are three potential exit points from the course, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Assuming satisfactory performance, it's possible to change between these exit points. For example, a student who initially registers for the certificate may opt to continue studying to the Diploma or Masters qualification. Likewise, a student originally registered for the Masters can transfer to the certificate or Diploma.

You’ll study

The Human Rights Law programme may be completed over two years (part-time), or over one year (full-time).

The LLM is awarded on successful completion of six modules and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor.

Successful completion of six modules will qualify you for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is awarded on completion of three modules.

Dissertation

The dissertation is written over the summer and submitted on the last day of the academic year.

Field dissertation

A recent innovative feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas.

This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis and typically lasts for up to 12 weeks. It's delivered through our partnership with Challenges Worldwide, an organisation with extensive international experience in volunteer work placements.

Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law relevant to, or actually form the subject of your dissertation.

LLM students on the programme have travelled to countries such as India, Guatemala and Uganda to undertake projects in areas including right to water, law reform, developing sexual harassment policy and freedom of assembly.

Facilities

Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas.

You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases.

Student competition

There is an annual LLM Human Rights Dissertation Prize sponsored by Taylor and Kelly (a leading human rights law firm in Scotland).

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where the applicant’s work experience is relevant to the course.

International students

If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course.

The LLM in Human Rights entry requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no category below 6).

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Fees & funding

Scotland/EU

  • 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £5,700
  • 2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £2,850
  • 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850

Rest of UK

  • 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip: £5,700
  • 2015/16 - PGCert: £2,850
  • 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850

International

  • 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £11,000
  • 2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £5,500
  • 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £5,500

How can I fund my course?

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for thus course. Opportunities include:

  • John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships
  • Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships
  • International Scholarships (instructional)
  • University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships

For more general information please look at our scholarship search

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

Careers

Our graduates can, and have progressed to research studies like MPhil and PhD in Human Rights Law leading to an academic career.

Students may also go on to work with international non-governmental organisations in the area of human rights advocacy, practice and promotion like Amnesty International.

Qualification from the course is also relevant to careers in international human rights organisations, like UN agencies for example.

Where are they now?

Many of our graduates are in work or further study.*

Job titles include:

  • Contracts Manager
  • Judicial Assistant
  • Procurator Fiscal Depute
  • Research & Policy Officer
  • Solicitor

Employers include:

  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Supreme Court
  • The Scottish Government

*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 25, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
5,700 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 5,700 GBP