The University of Sussex

International Human Rights Law

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Rank: 40 (The Complete University Guide)

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Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

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Many believe international human rights law is one of our greatest moral achievements. However, huge gaps remain between the theory and the practice of human rights implementation. Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating and engaging learning environment. You'll study the interconnections between international human rights law and regional and national systems of human rights protection. Studying legal texts such as treaties, declarations and case law, you’ll examine the legal context behind contemporary issues and challenges. You'll build a rich base of knowledge in human rights. Many of our staff undertake interdisciplinary human rights research, which reflects in our teaching and is a research strength at Sussex. You’ll engage with this growing team of established human rights researchers and get involved with the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research. We’ll also prepare you for your future career, and you can take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Human Rights Law Clinic.


Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.Your qualification should normally be in law or a relevant subject such as international relations, political science, criminology, criminal justice or sociology. You may still be considered if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each component)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from some 120 countries to study at the university and make up around one quarter of all students. There are English language courses on offer for students to whom English isn’t a first language while an International Summer School is operated in July to provide future students with an intensive course. The International Student Services departments (ISS) is also responsible for trips to prominent sights and locations around the country as well as organising cultural events and activities. The university is also a member of the Erasmus program and has a number of partnerships with other international universities such as the University of California. Student’s life outside the classroom can be organised through the Students’ Union. Their services start from arrival at the university with their Fresher’s Week when volunteers in red tops are available to help new arrivals settle in. There are also regular events to attend and plenty of information available. The union operates two bars, the East Slope Bar and Falmers Bar as well as the Falmer House common room and The Globe, a bar in central Brighton. There is also a student union shop within Falmer House and a co-operative supermarket in Bramber House. There is a student run newspaper, called The Badger, which is issued weekly while there is also a radio station and a university TV station. There is also opportunities for volunteering and charity work as well as media and arts clubs and organisations. For students interested in sports, there is no shortage of different ones on offer from team sports such as basketball and cricket to racquet sports, outdoor pursuits, martial arts and individual sports such as archery and swimming.

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