This course is set within the significant and growing field of human rights law and focuses on the specific area of minorities, rights and the law. It is taught by leading exponents in the field and enables students to concentrate on their chosen interest while gaining an advantage in a competitive field through links with non'governmental organisations. The Head of the Law Department, Professor Joshua Castellino, helped to establish one of the world's most respected programmes in Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also an international expert on minority rights and this expertise is fully integrated into this new course.
Compulsory modules: Minorities and groups in vulnerable positions; international migration and the law; dissertation. Optional modules: Globalisation and trade; international human rights; international organisations international dispute resolution; issues in EU law; discrimination and the law.
Course Additional Entry
We believe in the importance of inter'disciplinary study and are keen to ensure diversity of skills among the student cohort. An undergraduate Law degree (minimum 2.2) is usually necessary for meeting our entry requirements; however graduates from related disciplines may still apply for an LLM degree if we can be convinced that they possess the skills to study Law at a Masters level. Those without a Law background would be required to undertake a course entitled 'Introduction to the Law' during induction week. In appropriate cases, we also ask for an IELTS score of 6.5.
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