This scheme is intended to appeal to students who wish to study International Human Rights Law at Master's level, with the research focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism.
The required courses, combined with appropriate options, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights which are of increasing importance today. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay a basis for a dissertation, which is the main assessed component of the programme. Graduates completing the programme will be equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field.
This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
a/ Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation (80 credits)
b/ Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation (60 credits)
- International Human Rights Law
- International Law
- One of the following human rights options (Rights of Peoples/The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right/International Criminal Law)
Optional Modules: (Subject to change; choose two)
- Environmental Law
- European Union Law
- Independent Research Module
- International Criminal Law
- International Environmental Law
- International Family Law
- International Humanitarian Law (Armed Conflict)
- International Terrorism and the Law
- Law of International Organisations and Institutions
- Rights of Peoples
- The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right
Any other LLM module may be taken with permission from the Director.