International Law and Human Rights (LLM)

Master of Laws
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Discover the effects of globalisation on our legal and human rights with this LLM International Law and Human Rights master's degree. You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility, international dispute settlement and human rights responsibilities.

The course prepares you for a career in international or human rights law in governmental and non-governmental roles or the private and commercial sectors.

In your first week of study, you’ll attend an intensive legal skills course to learn about the:

  • common law system
  • interactions of statute and judge-made law
  • impact of international conventions and model laws on national law

From here you’ll develop your understanding of global legal frameworks along with the skills to analyse complex legal issues and evaluate legal or policy responses.

You'll choose from a wide range of modules including:

  • dispute settlement in international law
  • human rights in context
  • international criminal justice
  • armed conflict in international law
  • free speech and privacy on the internet

Our reform and development work, and globally recognised research, brings the latest legal innovations to your learning. We'll guide you through the challenges faced by the global community along with how law can help to resolve them.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Stephanie Law. She has research interests in European Union Law, Consumer Protection and Private International Law and European Civil Procedure.

Visit her profile to learn more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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