LLM in International Human Rights Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

LLM in International Human Rights Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

LLM in International Human Rights Law

The LLM in International Human Rights Law offers the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of the history and theoretical underpinnings of international human rights, international and regional human rights systems, and the practical application of human rights norms in a range of contexts.

In Semester 1 the compulsory module in International Law provides a general introduction to the theoretical basis and main aspects of public international law of which international human rights law is a very important subcategory.

In Semester 2, in addition to the compulsory module in International Human Rights Law, you are able to choose from a wide range of specialist topics, including:

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian law
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Refugees and Migrants

Teaching learning and assessment

A wide diversity of teaching methods are employed throughout the LLM courses in order to provide a high-quality learning experience. These include lectures, seminar discussions, individual and small group tutorials, case studies, and group and individual presentations. Particular emphasis is placed on skills training, with opportunities provided to acquire and practise legal reasoning as well as research and IT skills. Assessment methods include coursework and individual and group presentations.

Career prospects

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. Depending on your existing legal qualifications, you may wish to take additional legal training at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates.

Students new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before they begin the course. Students are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 24, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 19, 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
6,450 GBP
Start date Sept. 19, 2017
United Kingdom Oxford, England
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 6,450 GBP
(Non-EU full time: 13,500 GBP)