Warwick Law School is internationally renowned for its research and teaching in the area of International Development Law and Human Rights. First established in the 1980s (as the Law in Development programme), the International Development Law and Human Rights LLM considers the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. We are concerned with critically considering visions and practices of human and social development, human rights and humanitarian actions, gender and social justice, grassroots mobilisations and civil society activism, both within and across nations, as aspects not only of power to govern but of resistance to domination. The programme is designed to provide a fuller understanding of development, rights, governance and justice issues both from practical and theoretical perspectives.
At the same time, the International Development Law and Human Rights programme in its teaching and evaluation methods is designed to ensure the development of skills in social and legal policy analyses, state governance reform (including constitutional and legal reform), human rights law, reflexive public advocacy or cause lawyering, and working with people’s movements. Overall, the programme seeks to create both theory-based understanding of the role of law in global social transformation and a ‘hands-on’ approach to problem-solving. We see the combination of rigorous analysis and practical application as a distinctive but essential approach to contemporary global legal developments. The development of the programme has benefitted greatly from the international character of the professors and students as well as the experience derived from our enduring international links.
The International Development Law and Human Rights Masters allows students to:
- develop their knowledge of key areas of international development law and human rights law;
- develop both theory and practice skills in international development law and human rights law;
- specialise if they wish but with no requirement to do so, in a particular area of study within the overall cluster based structure of the International Development Law and Human Rights degree.
- Full-time Home / EU Students : £7,780
- Part-time Home / EU Students : £3,890
- Full-time Overseas Students : £17,500
- Full-time: 1 year (Diploma 7 months)
- Part-time: 2 years (Only available to Home / EU Students)
This school offers programs in:
Full-time: 1 year (Diploma 7 months) Part-time: 2 years (Only available to Home / EU Students)
Cost & Fees
Number Available: 8 Amount: 5 awards of £5000; 3 awards of £3000 Coverage: No country restrictions Availability: All taught LLM programmes
Students are normally required to have at least an upper second class honours degree in law or its equivalent from their home country. Students with a good lower second class honours degree or equivalent and those with practical and other relevant experience may also be admitted in appropriate circumstances. Those whose first degree is not in law may be admitted if the School of Law is satisfied that they will be able to complete the proposed programme satisfactorily.
If your first language is not English you will be expected to obtain one of the following recognised English Language qualifications:
If you do not achieve one of the above scores please send in your certificate anyway. In such cases the University may recommend that you re-take the test or that you attend pre-sessional English courses provided by the University, subject to approval from the department. Each case will be assessed individually.