On Friday September 20, 2013 at 9:00 am - Friday December 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm
The course will focus on the main issues of human rights law both in the UK and also internationally and will cover human rights systems under the United Nations and Europe.
Starting 20th September 2013, you can obtain a Master of Laws (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate. There are various modules which, when completed, are worth credits which are accumulated to gain your qualification. These include:
•International Human Rights Law (points include the legal system, balancing competing rights)
•International Child Law (issues arising from this include the concept of childhood, child labour, children's rights, parental child abduction, adoption, armed conflict)
•Child Sexual Exploitation (included in this area are the different types of exploitation, those responsible to combat this, assisting victims)
•European Convention on Human Rights (cover the background, framework, process, derogation)
•International Law (study the legal rules, organisations, treaties, disputes)
•Negotiated Study (explore an area of law specific to you)
•Social Justice (examine the role of the UN, protection, role of judges and the courts)
•International Humanitarian Law (some of the areas covered include armed conflicts, weapons, protection)
This is a unique opportunity to study for an LLM in International Human Rights Law entirely by distance learning, therefore providing the opportunity to study and work in parallel. In addition to the targeted human rights modules that will be offered in this programme, we recognise that some students will be interested in looking more widely at our extensive range of subject options. Within our LLM suite of pathways we are able to offer a diverse range of subjects, allowing each student to develop the course to his or her own interests.