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Master of International Human Rights Law
Master of International Human Rights Law

Master of International Human Rights Law

  • ID:UH440226
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Ethics and human rights are always hot topics, both domestically and internationally. The LLM International Human Rights Law will enable you to explore a wide range of subjects in this area, examine the latest developments and critically analyse the arguments on all sides of the debates. The two compulsory modules – International Human Rights Law and Medical Law and Ethics – will offer you a firm foundation for human rights specialisation, particularly with an ethical and medical law perspective. Practical work and case studies underpin solid theoretical teaching, equipping you with everything you need to work in this dynamic and challenging area of international law.

In the International Human Rights Law module you will gain a critical understanding of human rights law from a comparative and cross-cultural perspective. The module also includes examination of theoretical and philosophical discussions on human rights, international and regional systems of human rights protection and the effectiveness of the United Nations system, and a focus on civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.

The Medical Law and Ethics module offers analysis of a wide range of areas within medical law and ethics, particularly from an international perspective. You will cover topics such as medical negligence and legal and ethical dilemmas, medical law and ethics from ‘birth to death’, the impact of modern technologies in areas such as gene editing, embryo testing, surrogacy and organ donation, and the law and ethics of end-of-life issues, such as assisted suicide.

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Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Dissertation, 60 Credits, Compulsory
  • Research Methods and Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Banking Law 2, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Public International Law 2, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Intellectual Property 2, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Commercial Law 2, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Company Law 2, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Environmental Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Energy Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Medical Law and Ethics, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Human Rights Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Islamic Finance Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Development Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Private International Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Emerging technologies and law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Data Protection Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Electronic Communications Law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Corporate Governance, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Employment law, 30 Credits, Optional
  • International Financial Law 2, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Employability Skills and Career Planning, 0 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The knowledge, skills and critical understanding of medical law and ethics you will gain on this course will equip you to serve and support human rights efforts in a wide variety of positions and sectors. Whether you choose to work in the public sector, health, international organisations or civil society, or even to follow an academic or research career, you can be sure that your degree will be the launching pad you need for an exciting and stimulating future.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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