Master of Laws

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LLM

Primarily focusing on upholding international treaties and agreements, Human Rights Law protects the fundamental rights of people everywhere. An LLM is a master’s degree, which adds further specialization to a bachelor’s in law or juris doctor degree-holding legal professional. An LLM in Human Rights Law may also be undertaken by a graduate from a related bachelor’s program who desires a detailed understanding of human rights law, without the possibility of taking the professional examination to practice law.

 

What are the benefits of an LLM in Human Rights?

Upon graduation from an LLM in Human Rights Law program, the law-degree bearer is qualified to help end injustice around the world. An LLM in Human Rights Law graduate may seek high-level employment with international courts, human rights organizations, non-government organizations or international foundations.

 

How much does it cost to take an LLM in Human Rights?

The costs of an LLM in Human Rights Law vary significantly depending on the country of study, the university and the study term. Scholarships or additional funding may be available for students enrolled in LLM in Human Rights Law programs.

Why take an online LLM in Human Rights?

Online LLM in Human Rights Law programs offer students the flexibility to complete requisite coursework away from campus or outside of normal working hours.

What does an LLM in Human Rights consist of?

Many LLM in Human Rights Law programs are built upon course modules, each of which culminates with written examinations at the end of the semester. Research may also be required by some faculties. Universities consider applicants with an undergraduate degree in law, human rights or a related subject for admission to an LLM in Human Rights Law program. 

Which career with an LLM in Human Rights?

Lawyers, litigators, law-makers, administrators, executives, advisers and judges in domestic or international courts often count an LLM in Human Rights Law as part of their legal academic education. Join this group of legal professionals making a difference in the world by applying for an LLM in Human Rights Law at one of the top universities listed below.

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LLB (Hons) with Criminology

The University of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Leeds Manchester + 3 more

Our Law with Criminology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. [+]

LLM 2017. LLB (Hons) with Criminology Our Law with Criminology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers with a high level of face-to-face tuition. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and criminology. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers. This course is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector or, more specifically, within the criminal justice system. Awarded Gold in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. *Subject to approval Course Requirements Maths and English Language GCSE grade A-C, or Grade 4 equivalent Plus BBB at GCE A level or equivalent, excluding General Studies, or equivalent qualification. International Students must have one of the following: * IELTS (academic): Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0 * ISE III (Trinity College London): Pass in all four components * Pearsons (academic): Score of 58 with no one component below 50 * Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015): Overall 176 with no one component below 169 * Cambridge English First Certificate (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components * Cambridge English Advanced (test taken before January 2015): Pass at... [-]

Master In International Business Law

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Online 2 years August 2017 Morocco Casablanca

This new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. [+]

This new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. This Master is in line with the dynamics of the International University of Casablanca, namely the opening of higher education internationally. The aim of the Master is to give students an excellent command of international business law. ADMISSIONS The Master's Degree in International Business Law offered by the International University of Casablanca is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree who wish to pursue a professional career in international business law. The first year of the Master's degree (M1) requires a Bachelor's degree in law or political science or an equivalent degree (Bac +3) in the fields of international relations or other courses in economics, management whose relevance Of the training in relation to the pedagogical prerequisites of the Master will be evaluated by the pedagogical team. TERMS OF ACCESS Access follows: A case study An admission test for a test in English and French An oral interview OPPORTUNITIES Academic Opportunities The objective of the specialty is to acquire the knowledge of students in order to grasp complex issues in international business law. These include international contract law, international arbitration law, international taxation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investment law, competition law and intellectual property law. In addition, some lessons are available to familiarize students with Common Law law. Special emphasis is placed on proficiency in English.... [-]

LLM (Master of Laws)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience. [+]

LLM 2017. Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how and why the law is formed, how it is applied and its relationship with policy and policy-making processes at national, European and international levels. The programme is designed to provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study to meet your own professional or academic goals. You specialise in a specific area of the law that interests you, whilst developing advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills. Our LL.M students tend to come from a wide range of backgrounds with varied professional and personal experience, all with intellectual drive and a dedication to their chosen area of the law. Features and benefits of the course Expert researchers and teaching staff - Manchester Law School’s teaching team of over 80 staff consists of academic specialists and legal practising professionals with strong working links to the Northern Circuit. The LL.M teaching team have close links with civic society, think-tanks, European institutions and policy-makers. They are recognised researchers who have been important in developing new research in areas such as equality law, medical ethics, human rights, free movement law and discrimination law. Outstanding facilities - At Manchester Law School you will have the benefit of excellent facilities, including legal libraries, IT zones... [-]

LLM in Maritime Law

KNect365 Learning | an Informa business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 26 months September 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

The renowned part-time distance learning LLM from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues. This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. [+]

Study international trade and maritime law by distance learning and gain an LLM The renowned part-time distance learning LLM from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues. With English law recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes, both through court litigation and arbitration, this course approaches law in relation to how it is applied in practice. The course finishes with a research based module and a dissertation, allowing you to consolidate and apply all the theory you have learnt throughout the course. Ideal for... This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. The programme has been specifically designed for students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal, including existing lawyers; those engaged in the shipping and trading industries; trading brokers; shipping/chartering organisations; salvage organisations; P&I Clubs; insurance; and those engaged in investment, finance and banking. Course Modules Introductory Module: An introduction to the English legal system On completing this module, you will have an understanding of: The structure of the English legal system The characteristics of judicial reasoning in a common law jurisdiction The key principles which underpin legal relationships in international trade ... [-]

Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. [+]

LLM 2017. As economic life is affected by globalisation, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. In the IBL programme you will be able to: Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, IP law, competition law and commercial dispute resolution Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills Develop research skills and business law knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world Network with potential employers and other potential future colleagues in the field of international business law The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The teaching language of the programme is English. At least 75% of the degree must be completed fully in English (e.g. seminars, seminar papers and similar written work, exams and the Master’s thesis).... [-]

LLM in European Business Law

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union and of how the internal market operates in a global context. [+]

Programme overview

The programme provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union and of how the internal market operates in a global context. Students also acquire knowledge of EU constitutional law as a necessary basis for the understanding of European business law.

The programme provides both general and specific knowledge of the European Union legal framework, which is necessary for students intending to work as legal advisors or business decision-makers. Students can tailor the programme to suit their own interests, which gives them a competitive edge when applying for future positions on the labour market.... [-]


Human Rights Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This course is designed to enable students to specialise in subjects related to human rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of international and regional human rights regimes and mechanisms, and critical assessment of their suitability to address contemporary challenges, such as the impact of business on the enjoyment of rights. [+]

LLM 2017. You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject; acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethical and political issues informing the creation of international and regional human rights frameworks, institutions and practice you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The Master’s Programme in Air and Space Law is a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, both from an international and European perspective. [+]

Air and Space Law is an intensive one-year Advanced Master’s at the internationally acclaimed Leiden Law School of Leiden University. This unique programme offers a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, both from an international and a European perspective. Professional applications The Leiden Air and Space Law programme is unique. Our teaching and research has a clearly defined European dimension and is in line with the highest academic standards. At the same time, the programme focuses on professional applications, particularly through its internship requirements. The International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL), which houses this advanced master’s specialisation, is one of the leading international academic research and teaching institutes in this field. The Institute maintains close relations with national and international organisations and institutions worldwide and enjoys the guidance of a prestigious International Advisory Board. For whom? This programme is specifically designed for: law graduates wishing to pursue a challenging advanced master’s study at postgraduate level, possibly followed by a PhD position; legal practitioners in internationally operating law firms, private companies (e.g. airlines, aircraft parts manufacturers), civil aviation authorities, telecommunications authorities, international and regional organisations and representatives from governments wishing to specialise in the area of air and space law. Tuition fee Around €15,750. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding entry requirements and the application process, please visit the programme page on our university website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/air-and-space-law/en/introduction. Alternatively, you can contact us either via Masterstudies or the details listed on our... [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course examines how an increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a variety of challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory to dispute resolution, and from shipping to finance to access to markets. [+]

LLM 2017. LLM International Commercial Law The LLM International Commercial Law reflects international business in its diversity, innovation, and contemporary relevance. Spanning a number of specialist areas, this LLM allows you to study those topics that appeal to you, such as international trade, maritime law, private international law, intellectual property, public procurement, banking and finance, as well as those regimes created by the EU and the World Trade Organization. The school boasts an internationally renowned team of international commercial lawyers, combining established experts with exciting early-career scholars. Published scholarship is extensive, with every member of the academic staff engaged in high quality research. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions, a Law School computer room, and a Law Reading Room in the... [-]

Master in Laws (LL.M.)

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Our flagship LL.M programme offers students the opportunity for postgraduate study where they can select modules from a substantial list of modules covering the disparate branches of law. Students can focus on public law or private law modules or may take a selection of both. [+]

Programme Overview Our flagship LL.M programme offers students the opportunity for postgraduate study where they can select modules from a substantial list of modules covering the disparate branches of law. Students can focus on public law or private law modules or may take a selection of both. A student might thus decide to learn about Information Technology Law, Financial Services Law, Aviation Law or International Arbitration while at the same time availing of the opportunity to study Islamic Law, the Chinese Legal System, Corporate Governance or International Humanitarian Law. Students must select six such modules and must also complete a 25,000 word dissertation on a subject of their choice. This is the perfect programme for students who wish to design their own programme or for students who do not wish to be overly specialised in their postgraduate studies preferring instead to broaden their knowledge base and to enhance their legal qualifications. Programme Structure The LL.M. degree is taught over a period of one academic year, commencing in September. The year is divided into two semesters during each of which students are required to take three modules. Each module is offered in one semester only and involves 22 hours of classwork. Various forms of assessment are utilized in the different modules. Where modules are assessed by way of examination, as the examinations are scheduled at the end of each semester, in January and April/May. Students may be required to take Supplemental examinations in late August/early September. In addition, all students must... [-]

Masters in European Union Law

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The main objective of the programme is that the students acquire the competences allowing them to understand the European Union law in its relationship with the domestic systems of the Member States. Specific competences cover most of the essential aspects of European Union Law, from its general concepts and the mechanism of the European judicial control to the specifics of enforcement, recognition, consumer law, company law, tax law, and internet law. Foreign professors are invited each year for a series of lectures. The duration of study is 1 (one) year, and full attendance is required. [+]

LLM 2017. The Faculty of Law of the West University of Timisoara has earned a reputation as one of the most important law faculties in Romania. Its curriculum is compatible with those of the other prestigious law faculties in Europe. On an international level, the faculty has on-going collaborations with peers from France (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Montpellier), Italy (Bologna, Padova, Udine), Hungary (Pécs, Szeged), Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad), but also outside Europe, such as China (East China University of Political Science and Law). Its professors of International and European Law have contributed to many notable results in international students’ competitions in international law, European Law and human rights. The main objective of the programme is that the students acquire the competences allowing them to understand the European Union law in its relationship with the domestic systems of the Member States. Specific competences cover most of the essential aspects of European Union Law, from its general concepts and the mechanism of the European judicial control to the specifics of enforcement, recognition, consumer law, company law, tax law, and internet law. Foreign professors are invited each year for a series of lectures. The duration of study is 1 (one) year, and full attendance is required. Main course titles Principles of EU Law EU Institutions and Procedures Human Rights in the EU Conflicts of Laws and of Jurisdiction in the EU Competition and Consumer Protection EU Law EU Fiscal Law EU Law of Financial Institutions EU Company Law EU Internet Law EU Social... [-]

Master of Laws in US Legal Studies (for foreign educated lawyers)

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Norman

The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to [+]

The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to fit their individualized needs, and courses may be selected to help the student prepare for taking a bar exam in the United States. Courses within the US Legal Studies specialization may include Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts, among others. The LL.M. in US Legal Studies can be completed in one year of full-time study. The University of Oklahoma - College of Law - LL.M. The John B. Turner LL.M. Program offers a unique combination of courses, available only at OU, and allows students to choose from three specializations: energy and natural resources, indigenous peoples law, or US Legal Studies (for foreign-educated lawyers). OU Law provides LL.M. students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. LL.M. students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments. Legendary professors including Richard Hemingway, Drew Kershen, Peter Krug, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick and Rennard Strickland have made the OU Law a national leader in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Monica Erhman, joining the faculty Fall 2013 (Energy Law), Taiawagi Helton... [-]

LLM/ MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 days September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. [+]

LLM 2017. Why this course? This postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. Still the only course of its kind in the UK, the programme is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. In response to popular demand, from 2014/15 you can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Students whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include: lawyers human resource professionals recent graduates of all disciplines managers teachers social workers coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work The course combines theoretical and practical elements. It's recently been accredited by the Scottish Mediation Network. You’ll enhance your confidence in dealing with interpersonal and organisational conflict while developing your communication and problem-solving skills. You can also gain practical experience through our Mediation Clinic. Successful completion of the course will provide you with: specialised knowledge and practical... [-]

Master of Laws in Private Law

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based [+]

Master of Laws in Private Law

 

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based on a conception of different legal disciplines; hence, the lawyer profile who is able to add to the development of society, economy, politics and the legal profession has been changing. With this respect, Koç University Institute of Social Sciences targets to contribute to the molding of this new lawyer profile, with an understanding based on reliable academic research, as well as practicing experience. We also offer non-thesis programs as well as thesis programs. The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.... [-]


Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

LLM 2017. The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]