The University of Southampton

International Law and Human Rights

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Rank: 16 (UKEAS)

Location: Main Site - Highfield Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £18812

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The LLM International Law and Human Rights gives you the essential legal toolkit within which the intensification of globalisation and associated global challenges can be understood and critically analyzed. Academic staff working at the forefront of a number of international and human rights law disciplines will lead you through the challenges that the global community faces, and how law hinders or helps in their resolution.Through the LLM International Law and Human Rights programme you can access the specialized knowledge and practical know-how that you will need to pursue a career in international or human rights law practice whether in the governmental, non-governmental or private commercial sector.There are many careers for which a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility or international dispute settlement, legal obligations in armed conflicts or human rights responsibilities of state or private commercial actors is fundamental or taken an essential background assumption.The LLM International Law and Human Rights programme develops your theoretical understanding of global legal frameworks and the practical legal skills required to analyse contemporary problems through international or human right law lenses. The programme draws on the diverse research strengths of the School's academic staff, which has been recognised as being of international excellence. The Law School is also strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.


Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelor's Degree in Law (or a degree with some legal components) is normally required, BUT account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within a relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. English Language Prerequisites: Band F, IELTS7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 with 6.5 in R.&W; 6.0 in S.&L.)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Southampton.

About this university

International students

Students from 135 countries regularly attend the university and he International Office is the main point of reference for them, as well as for students wanting to make use of the international campus in Malaysia. They are available to help prospective and new students with the various processes involved with studying in the UK such as immigration and visas paperwork, funding issues and other legal matters. Student life outside the classroom is organised by the Students' Union, based in three buildings opposite the Hartley Library. It is separate from the university and generates its own funds from various activities. It is responsible for the organisation of the many clubs and societies found around the universities sites including the award-winning student radio station, Surge and a TV station. There is also a newspaper and magazine run by the students. The union operates a nightclub, cocktail bar and pub as well as a concert venue. Sports at the university come under the guidance of the Sport and Wellbeing department and they operate across two main venues, the Jubilee Sports Centre and Wide Lane Sports Ground. The university competes in numerous sports in the BUCS South East Conference.

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