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LLM International Human Rights Law

Programme code:LLM-LAW/IHRFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ilias Trispiotis Contact address:I.Trispiotis@leeds.ac.uk

This programme is available part time (programme code LLM-I&EHRLPT). Please contact the programme manager for further information.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Upper second class degree in law or equivalent.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Law

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Law

Programme specification:

The LLM in International and European Human Rights Law enables students to develop knowledge and skills in relation to human rights issues at international, European and domestic law levels. It enables our graduates to pursue careers in legal practice, or the public service, or any career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in human rights law and practice at international, European and domestic levels.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5950MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates MUST study at least 60 credits from the following modules:

LAW5330MEuropean Human Rights15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5405MSocial Care Law: National and International Contexts30 creditsSemester 2
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5862MHuman Rights and Disabled People 115 creditsSemester 1
LAW5863MHuman Rights and Disabled People 215 creditsSemester 2
LAW5864MGlobal Human Rights Advocacy30 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study up to 45 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5065MCentral Issues in Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5113MRethinking Policing 115 creditsSemester 1
LAW5114MRethinking Policing 215 creditsSemester 2
LAW5146MInternational Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5301MSecurity, Conflict and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5334MCyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5386MGlobalisation and Crime15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 creditsSemester 2
LAW5562MInternational Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5565MInternational Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5645MThe International Law of Foreign Investment15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5655MWorld Trade Organisation Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5688MDigital Environment: Law, Technologies & Human Rights15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5692MContemporary Issues in Intellectual Property: Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5694MContemporary Issues in Intellectual Property: Health, Food and Biotechnology15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5812MEnvironmental Law15 creditsNot running in 201920
LAW5862MHuman Rights and Disabled People 115 creditsSemester 1
LAW5863MHuman Rights and Disabled People 215 creditsSemester 2
LAW5864MGlobal Human Rights Advocacy30 creditsSemester 2
LAW5866MGlobal Governance through Law30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP5311MDisability and Development15 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP5414MDebates on Disability Theory and Research30 creditsSemester 1

Candidates can study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED5510MInsurgency15 credits 
PIED5563MTerrorism15 credits 
PIED5564MCounterterrorism15 creditsNot running in 201920

Last updated: 26/09/2019

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