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

Why Law at LSBU?

  • Happy students: No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in Law (Guardian League Table, 2018) with an energetic Student Law Society that arranges talks, visits and competitions.
  • Top 10 in UK for satisfaction with teaching in Law (Guardian 2019).
  • Expert academics – our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law. Outstanding facilities – we'll equip you with an iPad or tablet, complete online support and access to a personal law e-library worth £6000.
  • The School of Law enjoys strong links with the South London Law Society, and cooperates with them to provide a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for local practitioners and members of the Society.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 12 months September Southwark Campus
Part-time 24 months 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.
  • 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.
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part-time
Full-time
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
Deadline
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2020
Application deadline

Sep 23, 2019

Location
Application deadline
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June 5, 2020