What Will You Study

This programme provides a bridge from undergraduate level studies (or equivalent professional experience) to research, focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism.

The core modules, combined with appropriate optional modules, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights, and the law relating to terrorism. The coursework develops your research skills, and ensures a solid knowledge basis is established for the dissertation, which is the main assessed component of the programme. Graduates completing the programme are equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:

  • Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
  • Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation

Core modules:

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • International Terrorism and the Law
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

(Subject to change; choose two)

  • Environmental Law
  • European Union Law
  • Gender, Sexualities and Human Rights
  • Independent Research Module
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Family Law
  • Law and Global Health
  • Law of International Organisations and Institutions
  • Rights of Peoples
  • The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right
  • Transitional Justice

Any other LLM module may be taken with permission from the Director.