LLM Law - Human Rights Law

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

Our LLM in Human Rights Law reflects an area of law that is critical in providing the frameworks necessary to protect the dignity of human beings around the world. It offers you an opportunity to graduate and meet a growing demand for specialist lawyers that have human rights experience and knowledge – and a determination to tackle human rights violations.

The LLM in Human Rights Law offers in-depth, intensive study of institutions and mechanisms at the international and regional levels, as well as more specialist areas such as employment law, mental health law and law around migrant workers, with a variety of related optional units to choose from.

Choosing the LLM in Human Rights Law means being challenged and inspired by academics from the Human Rights Implementation Centre, globally renowned for its groundbreaking research and work across the world. The Centre offers many opportunities for students to gain knowledge and experience in human rights law and practice, including participation in the Human Rights Law Clinic.

The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum we deliver makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills. Our students go on to act as solicitors, barristers, lawyers and researchers in international and European organisations, such as the United Nations or the European Commission. A number work for governments, NGOs and other agencies. Some graduates go on to further study or research.

Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.

This programme will be covered in our Law LLM webinar during our virtual open week. Register today.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,900
UK: part-time (two years)
£5,450
Overseas: full-time
£20,900

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 10% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages. This includes information about the Law School’s Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.

The LLM in Human Rights law provides an exciting range of optional units that reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.

You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist International Commercial Law units and one unit from any of our other LLM programmes. 

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Human Rights

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law or a degree with an adequate law and/or human rights component (at least three units/modules achieving 2.1 or above). International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (this should be an official English translation if the original is not in English).

Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

Graduating from the Law School with a master's in human rights law will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching in this programme develops and deepens understanding of human rights law, whilst building many transferable skills.

The LLM in Human Rights Law is suitable for not only those with some previous knowledge of human rights law, but also students seeking an introduction to specific human rights law issues or looking to take a solid first step towards a research career.

Please visit our Careers and Employability web page for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

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Find out how to apply

Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 29 July 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
 
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

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REF 2014 results

  • Law:
  • 41% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 14% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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