LLM in Human Rights Law University of Bristol Law School
Our LLM in Human Rights Law reflects an area of law that is critical in providing the frameworks necessary to protect the dignity of human beings around the world. It offers you an opportunity to graduate and meet the growing demand for specialist lawyers that have human rights experience and knowledge – and a determination to tackle human rights violations.
The LLM in Human Rights Law offers an in-depth, intensive study of institutions and mechanisms at the international and regional levels, as well as more specialist areas such as employment law, mental health law and law around migrant workers, with a variety of related optional units to choose from.
Choosing the LLM in Human Rights Law means being challenged and inspired by academics from the Human Rights Implementation Centre, globally renowned for its ground-breaking research and work across the world. The Centre offers many opportunities for students to gain knowledge and experience in human rights law and practice, including participation in the Human Rights Law Clinic.
The intellectually demanding, the research-rich curriculum we deliver makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills. Our students go on to act as solicitors, barristers, lawyers and researchers in international and European organisations, such as the United Nations or the European Commission. A number work for governments, NGOs and other agencies. Some graduates go on to further study or research.
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We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.
The LLM in Human Rights law provides an exciting range of optional units that reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist International Commercial Law units and one unit from any of our other LLM programmes.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Human Rights
Scholarships and Funding
Funding for 2023/24
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study.
Funding for 2023/24
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School funding web page, including information about the Law School’s Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Graduating from Law School’ with a Masters in human rights law will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching in this programme develops and deepens my understanding of human rights law, whilst building many transferable skills. This LLM in Human Rights Law is suitable for not only those with some previous knowledge of human rights law but also students seeking an introduction to specific human rights law issues or looking to take a solid first step towards a research career.
Whether you are preparing for a career in or out of the law, the Law School community, which includes a dedicated employability adviser with specialist experience and knowledge of the legal sector and related industries, will support you in developing the key skills and attributes that employers seek.
Please visit our Careers and Employability web page for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.
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