London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Human Rights


31 Jewry Street

Macmillan Way

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Diploma;Postgraduate Certificate, LLM

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Aims of the course The LLM in Human Rights offers a rigorous and challenging course, taught by human rights scholars and practitioners, and linked to significant human rights practice based in the University. It provides you with: a contextual and critical knowledge of international and domestic human rights law, based on a thorough understanding of both theory and practice compulsory modules in the history and theory of human rights, human rights in international and UK law, and legal research methodology, and a choice from a wide range of options specialising in specific areas. A substantial dissertation is a crucial part of the course an overview and critical awareness of the difficult operational environment in which domestic and international human rights standards are created and enforced. The course also provides you with generic skills and abilities in: researching, handling and interpreting information recognising and examining critically international and domestic human rights laws, instruments and mechanisms structuring and organising documented material sustaining and structuring arguments in the pursuit of a dissertation. The mode of delivery is student-centred and interactive. Primary source material will be introduced in workshops as part of problem-solving exercises. You will have the opportunity of applying the Human Rights Act 1998 and international human rights instruments to specific conceptual problems and real-life conflicts. The course will be of particular interest to those with academic and practical interests in human rights and its international and domestic dimensions from the UK, the EU and the world as a whole. Career opportunities There are excellent career prospects for those engaged in human rights law. You can also progress to an MPhil or PhD. The course has Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation - Ref: CPB/LOMU.
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