Master of Laws

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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.... [-]

Bar Professional Training Course PGDIP in Legal Practice at the Bar

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

Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar. [+]

LLM 2017. Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar. Manchester Law School has a proud history of providing barrister training in the North West and has outstanding links to both the local legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit provide Additional Advocacy Classes for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage. Features and benefits of the course Specialist BPTC facilities Recognising the challenging nature of barrister training, the Law School offers a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the BPTC programme. Students benefit from specialist postgraduate study areas, personal chambers rooms, legal libraries, personal study areas plus a mock courtroom where students can practice their advocacy skills in a realistic legal environment. Advocacy We will provide you with the opportunity to hone your advocacy skills with many opportunities to understand the skills involved and to put them into practice. Our advocacy sessions far exceed the minimum hours set by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and we are very proud of the skills that our students develop during the course. You will receive approximately 42 hours of criminal and civil advocacy plus assessments, which is over three times the minimum required by the... [-]

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. [+]

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). However, you... [-]

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. [+]

LLM 2017. 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 ... [-]

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 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 Hallward Library,... [-]

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. [-]

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. [+]

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 Law Potential... [-]

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. [+]

LLM 2017. 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... [-]

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... [-]

LLM International Human Rights Law

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Can a church be attacked if a sniper hid in the tower during an armed conflict? Having the Polish nationality, being tortured in a Thai prison, what rights do you have? Can you invoke them and how? [+]

LLM International Human Rights Law

Can a church be attacked if a sniper hid in the tower during an armed conflict? Having the Polish nationality, being tortured in a Thai prison, what rights do you have? Can you invoke them and how?

Human rights are of all times and places, they are just not recognized everywhere, nor interpreted the same in all countries. There are several human rights systems in place and, in some cases, it can leave victims and their lawyers in a situation where they have to choose which forum to go to or which system to choose to seek their justice.

In this programme, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields of (international) law. You will learn about the different systems and how human rights are interpreted within these systems and in different countries.... [-]


LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

LLM 2017. This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result from many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations. Confusion in drawing a clear line may even emerge from humanitarian military intervention in the name of the defence of human rights itself. Responses to various forms of civil unrest (often itself provoked by alleged breaches of human rights) or states of emergency (whether of political or natural origin) including, for example, the establishment of a state of martial law, or merely reliance upon domestic or even foreign military forces to assert control or provide assistance expands the range of situations which are difficult to categorise. Beyond this, national intelligence services may conduct operations (whether at home or abroad) with (quasi-)military character but which formally, not invoke the regulatory framework of humanitarian law. Reliance on mercenary forces and other... [-]

Master of Arts in US National Security

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. [+]

Program Objectives The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. The focus of this program is to enhance students’ historical, conceptual, and theoretical knowledge of skills necessary to develop strategy and policy; to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and over-the-horizon threats and opportunities; and based on this diagnosis, to consider policy options and the integration of alternative capabilities which could be applied to ongoing security challenges and conflict melioration and resolution. This includes the skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities ― in a given region or globally ― to advance US interests. The program will also cover US government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the US and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program will also cover the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two... [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Switzerland St.Gallen USA Cambridge New York Zurich Germany Frankfurt am Main Belgium Brussels Austin China Shanghai Japan Tokyo Luxembourg + 14 more

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

LLM 2017. The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]