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.
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.
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.
This course is based at Highfield.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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Changes due to COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.
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