University of East London

Course Introduction

The course have a particularly strong track record of expertise in researching and teaching human rights. It is part of wider strength in international law. On this Master's course students gain regional, national and international perspectives on the issue of human rights, which continues to pre'occupy politicians, NGOs, the media and big business. As conflicts displace millions of people and minorities suffer at the hands of oppressive regimes, what role is there for international law ' and can such a thing as human rights be upheld and enforced? If students are fascinated by these and other questions and motivated to understand what's going on in the world, this course is for you. It's likely that students have a background in law, social sciences, advocacy or journalism, but wherever students come from students are passionate about the issues covered by this popular course. Students are taught by leading researchers and if students want to keep on working and earn while students learn, students can. All of classes take place in the evening, with lectures also made available as podcasts and posted online.

Course Modules

International human rights (core); current issues and research in international law (core); option one; option two; dissertation (core); optional modules available include: international criminal law; islam and human rights; democracy and the rule of law; international refugee law ; business and human rights; war and human rights; law and development; critical perspectives of counter'terrorism; critical perspectives on terrorism.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in law, social sciences or humanities or relevant degree. Students whose first language is not English would require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £9,360  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £2,017  Single Module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £1,560  Single Module. First year home fees