Human Rights Law

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 8.39k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 19.5k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1528 Duration:12 months

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The LLM Human Rights Law critically analyses the domestic and international impact of the major UN and European Conventions – both civil and political as well as the socio-economic and cultural.

It aims to provide a sound knowledge of the theory and the legal rules applicable to international human rights treaties and their domestic counterparts. Course participants will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Although it will be of particular interest to students and advocates wishing to study this subject at Masters Level, it will, in addition, be of direct relevance to health and social care professionals working in the independent and statutory sectors.

Course Aims

To offers knowledge and expertise relating to Human Rights Law at an advanced level to contribute more fully to a professional or academic career.

Special Features

  • Provides an opportunity for students to interact with lawyers who have practical human rights law experience.
  • Enables students to attend human rights based conferences and seminars run by the Centre for Health & Social Care law.

Course Structure

Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of Human Rights Law modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.

Depending on the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

Suitable for graduates from any legal tradition or jurisdiction, who wish to study Human Rights Law at an advanced level.Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July.Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered. Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS (with no less than 6.0 in any element) or 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme for entry 2014/15 has been confirmed.

Cardiff University has committed to invest a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible full-time master programme in September 2014.

The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

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