LLM Human Rights
St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 16,800 / per year *
Earliest start date
* international students
This LLM degree in Human Rights is designed to give both law and non-law graduates professional expertise in Human Rights Law.
- In-depth exploration of Human Rights, the nature of rights, and protection of rights
- Open to both law and non-law graduates
- Investigates how the law deals with these rights and the protection it affords the state, individuals, institutions
Why St Mary's?
This Master's of Law degree will give you a deep and systematic knowledge of Human Rights law, including its evolution, production and impact.
The degree will help you to confidently engage with cutting-edge academic and policy-based material relating to Human Rights law. By doing so, you'll have the ability to conduct advanced research into complex rights-based issues and to propose relevant solutions.
It will also help you develop the skills to express critical and original perspectives on novel problems relating to law and human rights.
St Mary's was ranked 3rd in the UK for postgraduate study in the latest Whatuni Student Choice Awards and is in the top 10 in the UK for teaching quality according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
The Sunday Times Good University Guide also ranks us in the top 5 for student experience, supported by the fact that we're in the top 10 for safest universities in England and Wales (Complete University Guide).
Why study Law, Power and Human Rights?
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death, which can be restricted but never taken away. ‘Power’ is held by the institutions of the state and must be examined in relation to rights.
This LLM degree explores how the law deals with these rights and the protection it affords the state, individuals, institutions, and - in an optional module - animals.
The recent #BLM and #ReclaimTheseStreets movements have brought into focus the debate on rights and how we protect these rights.
By studying a law Master's degree you'll be able to not only critically analyse current issues but also pinpoint potential resolutions. Studying for a law degree will also prepare you for future employment by developing your practical legal skills.
- Law, Power and Human Rights
- Approaches to Legal Research
- Rights and the Equality Act 2010: Protected Characteristics
- Family Law Rights - Optional
- Employment Rights - Optional
- Rights and Business Organisations - Optional
- Women’s Progression to Legal Personhood and Rights - Optional
- Gender, Law, Power and Rights - Optional
- Rights, Race, Power and Law - Optional
Should I study postgraduate law degree?
The study of this LLM degree demonstrates that you have achieved advanced intellectual skills and professional expertise in Human Rights Law.
The degree will enable you to develop a wide range of generic key transferable skills that are useful in any career path. You'll be able to demonstrate to an employer that you have advanced skills in:
- Legal research and writing
- Critical evaluation and logical thinking
- Written and verbal communication
Jobs with a law degree
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Law, Power and Human Rights include:
- Probation Service
- Social Work
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many Home postgraduate students.
Home and International students may also be eligible for external sources of funding.
International Students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study for this Master's degree.