LLM in International Human Rights and Development

London South Bank University

Program Description

LLM in International Human Rights and Development

London South Bank University

With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students.

The LLM International Human Rights and Development offers a mixture of international human rights law, development studies and refugee studies modules. You'll explore contemporary debates in the context of specific countries and themes.

You'll gain knowledge of the protection of international human rights within the context of international development and refugee practice and the role of a rights-based approach to international development practice.


7 reasons to study Law here

  1. Expert academics:
    taught by expert academics and practitioners.

  2. Professional links:
    Through our growing pool of visiting fellows and professors, the Law Department has developed a strong network of contacts with leading law practitioners in the UK.

  3. Dynamic Research Culture:
    benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff.

  4. Free iPad:
    Advanced technology and e-learning, a free iPad will support your studies.

  5. Comprehensive reading resources:
    via our virtual learning environment, a personal e-law library worth £6,000.

  6. Employability:
    You'll graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the fields of international human rights and development (either in the UK or abroad) as advisors, experts, researchers, and policymakers.

  7. Great teaching:
    The LSBU Law Department has a strong set of experts, consultants and international advisors in the field of international human rights and development and hosts a number of annual events and conferences.


Events

The Law Department hosts annual events such as updates on Human Rights delivered by our Visiting Professors, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Joel Bennthan QC and Imran Khan. We also host the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Question Time and occasional events such as our recent inter-professional conference – Responding to Rape, and meetings and seminars for Burmese human rights campaigners.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year September Southwark Campus
Part-time 2 years September Southwark Campus


Modules

Core Modules

  • International law and human rights
  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary issues in development
  • International Human Rights and development
  • Economies in Transition: strategies for development

Optional Modules

  • International humanitarian law
  • Research methods
  • Forced migration and resettlement
  • Economies in Transition: strategies for development
  • International refugee law
  • Case management
  • Advocacy
  • International criminal law
  • Forced migration in developing societies


Employability

You'll graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the fields of law, human rights and development (either in the UK or abroad) as advisors, experts, researchers, and policymakers.

With a background in law, you might practice in human rights, immigration and asylum, and public law.

With a development studies background, you might go on to practice in the NGO sector employing a rights-based approach to development.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Teaching and learning

The LSBU Law Department has a strong set of experts, consultants and international advisors in the field of Human Rights and hosts a number of annual events and conferences.

Head of the Law Department, Andy Unger, has worked as a consultant in former communist countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Georgia. In the South Caucuses, his most recent working has been with the British East-West Centre, designing and supervising the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded projects offering human rights training to lawyers and justice officials in the region.

Senior Lecturer in Law Caron Thatcher has observed elections in many parts of the former Soviet Union including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and also in Russia itself and monitoring the final election of Mr. Putin in 2004.


Entry requirements

  • An LLB (Hons) Law degree at 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division.
  • The UK graduates with a non-Law degree (2:2) and relevant knowledge and experience.
  • Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.
  • We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
7,500 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £7500; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £3333.33; International fee: £5833.33
Information
Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info