International Human Rights Law and Practice, University of York

University of York the United Kingdom

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About International Human Rights Law and Practice at University of York

The in LLM Human Rights Law and Practice provides the knowledge, skills and networks necessary for mid-career professionals and recent graduates to work in the human rights field. The LLM is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Our LLM is distinctive because students:

  • Work on real human rights issues, which gives practical skills, hands-on experience and improved job prospects
  • Get the opportunity to work alongside human rights defenders during a two-week field visit to Malaysia or placement in York
  • Learn from international human rights defenders based at the Centre
  • Explore how international human rights law interacts with national public policy in various states

LLM structure

Three core modules cover international human rights law, policy and advocacy. Optional CAHR modules cover several topical issues through a human rights lens: climate change, culture, development, migration, and post-conflict justice.

The programme requires you to undertake a placement with human rights organisations in Malaysia or the UK. This is an important part of the degree programme and will develop your practical skills and provide hands-on experience, both of which will prepare you for working in this field and improve your career prospects.

The LLM is taught in weekly lectures and seminars covering specific case studies and including skills training on oral presentations, advocacy, report writing, legal memos, and press releases.

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  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardLLMHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree with honors (2:1 or higher, or its equivalent). Some academic study or practical experience of law is desirable though not required.

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