LLM in International Human Rights Law and Development

General

Program Description

Human rights and the law is a huge growth area, evolving and expanding in response to new developments, threats, and evolution in our thinking as a society. It has great significance for major global challenges such as war, terrorism, gender, migration and climate change, and interfaces quite significantly with impacts from science and innovation.

This new LLM in Human Rights and Development is designed to provide you with an understanding of human rights in its multi-layered form, with a critical emphasis on its complementarity with development.

The course offers a wide range of modules that are contemporary, academically rigorous and skills oriented. You'll gain core knowledge of the wider context framing law and policy in this field, whilst having the flexibility to tailor your degree to suit your particular interests and career aspirations by choosing from a range of specialist human rights law and development modules.

Rankings

The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in any subject, or relevant work experience at the graduate level.

English language requirements: IELTS at 6.5 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

What you will study

An intensive 2-week induction at the beginning of the course ensures that all students, including those from non-law and/or international backgrounds, are taught the core concepts and academic skills necessary to achieve the learning outcomes.

Students take 180 credits of modules comprising a taught element of 120 credits, and a 60 credit dissertation.

Students will be required to take 40 credits of core modules covering subjects on Principles of Regulation and Enforcement, and Sustainable Development Law in Business and Society which will explore core themes and provide the necessary background and wider context of the study of this subject.

In addition, students will be required to take a total of 60 credits of modules from the followings(20 credits each) which will provide specific and in-depth knowledge in specialist aspects of human rights and development:

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Gender Law
  • Migration & Asylum Law
  • Peacekeeping and Peace Building
  • Business Human Rights and Environment
  • Governance for Development

The final 20-credit module of the LLM in International Commercial Law is an elective which can either be chosen from the list above, from a wider pool of postgraduate modules from the School of Law or from other departments such as the School of Management.

Please note that for 2019 entry, the module information is subject to change.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

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