Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights; it expose students to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject; students study human rights in their political, legal, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts; human rights has emerged as the dominant discourse through which political, social, and economic challenges are articulated; is the rise of human rights as emblem of resistance and political horizon a reflection of the exponential rise of human need and suffering, or is it a convenient means of deflecting more radical political demands and transformation? What are the mechanisms through which various crises are made intelligible through human rights? These are among the questions taken up in this programme.

Course Modules

You take 3 compulsory modules, one of which is a dissertation, and 3 option modules. Core modules: Dissertation LLM human rights (intensive); issues in international law and human rights; the history and philosophy of human rights; option modules may include: Advanced international economic law, justice and development (intensive); cultures of human rights (intensive); introduction to international economic law, justice and development (intensive); introduction to the law of international finance; risk, rights and responsibility: governing epidemics and regulating health.

Course Additional Entry

Good second'class honours degree in law, the humanities or social sciences; other good honours degrees will be considered. Degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK second'class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience are welcome and will be taken into account. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees