LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice

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LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      30 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,810 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 17,370

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    International Human Rights Law is a challenging field, to say the least. Despite the ever growing number of national and international bodies dedicated to human rights, and the seemingly endless number of treaties agreeing to its principles, abuses are rife in nearly every modern state.

    The University of York’s LLM in International Human Rights Law gives students the vocabulary, theoretical framework and historical perspective they need to examine human rights law in a critical, nuanced way. It also has a strong focus on delivering the socio-legal skills necessary to apply global directives practically on a local scale.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is delivered over a single year. It looks at three core issues of human rights activism – The Law, Policy and Advocacy.

    You’ll begin with the core modules of the course. These are designed to give you the holistic perspective and particular socio-legal skills you’ll need to understand later modules. These include modules based on:

    • Applying International Human Rights Law
    • International Human Rights Laboratory
    • Legal Systems: Sources and Operation
    • Research Skills and Methods
    • The Practice of Fieldwork
    • A dissertation which will be completed in terms 3 and 4
    • A Human Rights Placement

    You will also be able to select from a range of elective modules. Some will be taught by Centre for Applied Human Rights staff, and others are delivered by different departments within the University of York. These options include:

    • Asylum, Migration and Human Trafficking
    • Constitutional Law and Theory
    • Corporate Responsibility and Law
    • Counter-Terrorism
    • Medicine, Ethics and the Law,
    • The Modern Actors of International Law

    …and many more.

    Learning & Teaching

    This LLM is taught with a series of weekly lectures and seminars. All are highly interactive, and lecturers use methodologies including mooting and ‘flipping the classroom’ as well as assessment via essay, reports and presentations. This is considered a highly innovative learning environment, and it has been very successful.

    Career Possiblities

    This LLM is taught with a series of weekly lectures and seminars. All are highly interactive, and lecturers use methodologies including mooting and ‘flipping the classroom’ as well as assessment via essay, reports and presentations. This is considered a highly innovative learning environment, and it has been very successful.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    The University of York’s LLM in International Human Rights Law requires an honours undergraduate degree (2:1 or higher), or its equivalent. Alternatively, a

    2:2 degree or equivalent is acceptable in addition to 3 years of relevant work experience.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in each component.

    They must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students.

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