Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course offers a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection. Further, it provides an overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection.

Course Modules

Modules include: European system of human rights protection; foundations of international human rights law; theory and practice of international human rights; regional systems of human rights protection (America, Africa, Asia). Optional modules include: international human rights and Islamic law; public international law; international humanitarian law; multiculturalism and human rights; international criminal law; international environmental law; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; world trade organisation (WTO) and human rights law; human rights of women; counter'terrorism and human rights.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in law; other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the postgraduate director and an interview may be required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time