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LLM - Human Rights

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Strathclyde University

Tel: 0141 552 4400

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16 Richmond St
Glasgow
G1 1XQ


This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels.

The programme is intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in an evolving human rights culture.

There are three potential exit points from the course, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Assuming satisfactory performance, it's possible to change between these exit points. For example, a student who initially registers for the certificate may opt to continue studying to the Diploma or Masters qualification. Likewise, a student originally registered for the Masters can transfer to the certificate or Diploma.

You’ll study

The Human Rights Law programme may be completed over two years (part-time), or over one year (full-time).

The LLM is awarded on successful completion of six modules and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor.

Successful completion of six modules will qualify you for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is awarded on completion of three modules.

Dissertation

The dissertation is written over the summer and submitted on the last day of the academic year.

Field dissertation

A recent innovative feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas.

This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis and typically lasts for up to 12 weeks. It's delivered through our partnership with Challenges Worldwide, an organisation with extensive international experience in volunteer work placements.

Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law relevant to, or actually form the subject of your dissertation.

LLM students on the programme have travelled to countries such as India, Guatemala and Uganda to undertake projects in areas including right to water, law reform, developing sexual harassment policy and freedom of assembly.

Facilities

Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas.

You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases.

Student competition

There is an annual LLM Human Rights Dissertation Prize sponsored by Taylor and Kelly (a leading human rights law firm in Scotland).

Scotland/EU

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £5,700

·         2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £2,850

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850

Rest of UK

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip: £5,700

·         2015/16 - PGCert: £2,850

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850

International

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £11,000

·         2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £5,500

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £5,500

How can I fund my course?

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for thus course. Opportunities include:

·         John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships

·         Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships

·         International Scholarships (instructional)

·         University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships

For more general information please look at our scholarship search

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

 

If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in theenquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Careers

Our graduates can, and have progressed to research studies like MPhil and PhD in Human Rights Law leading to an academic career.

Students may also go on to work with international non-governmental organisations in the area of human rights advocacy, practice and promotion like Amnesty International.

Qualification from the course is also relevant to careers in international human rights organisations, like UN agencies for example.

Where are they now?

Many of our graduates are in work or further study.*

Job titles include:

·         Contracts Manager

·         Judicial Assistant

·         Procurator Fiscal Depute

·         Research & Policy Officer

·         Solicitor

Employers include:

·         Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

·         Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability

·         Scottish Prison Service

·         Supreme Court

·         The Scottish Government

*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12).

 

ESSENTIALS

UCAS Code 0-

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (or equivalent)
  • in any discipline

Start Date 14/09/2015

Duration LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Full-Time/Part-Time Full time/Part time

Distance Learning No

Employability

LLM - Human Rights

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OVERVIEW

Established in 1964, Strathclyde Law School is a leading, research-led UK law school based in the heart of Glasgow, with an emphasis on innovative routes to study and experiential learning.   We offer professional legal education programmes to equip you for practice in Scotland as well as in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Our range of programmes include LLBs in Scots Law as well, Law and Modern Language offerings (with Spanish, Italian and French) and a ‘dual qualifying’ LLB which is a qualifying law degree for practice in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  We also offer a unique ‘Clinical’ LLB which embeds clinical based learning at all stages of study.  The latter course is based upon our multi-award winning, student led Law Clinic - http://www.lawclinic.org.uk/ - the largest and most established in Scotland which offers a free legal advice and representation service to ease unmet legal need in the Greater Glasgow area while providing unparalleled experiential opportunities for our students

Teaching is undertaken by a team of world class scholars at the cutting edge of their respective disciplines, specialising in such areas as private law, public and constitutional law, international law, environmental and energy law, human rights, criminal justice and criminology, access to justice and dispute resolution - http://www.strath.ac.uk/research/subjects/law/.  We also have a strong presence in the Scottish and wider UK legal community and engage a number of high profile practitioners in the delivery of our professional programmes.  In terms of rankings Strathclyde is currently 14th out of 92 for law in the Complete University Guide and was rated as 7th in the UK (out of 67 Law Schools) in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) on the proportion of law staff outputs rated as either world leading or internationally excellent.  This year Strathclyde Law School was also ranked 3rd in the UK in the Legal Week Student Survey for the quality of our teaching. 

We provide significant study abroad opportunities for our students across Europe and elsewhere including Canada and China with further collaborations being developed currently.  The Law School also provides significant focus on activities outside of teaching such as participation in the law clinic, mooting and mediation competition activities as well as involvement in student law societies and our student law journal.

Our programmes include:

  • LLB
  • LLB (dual qualifying)
  • Law and Modern Languages
  • LLB (Clinical)
  • Graduate Entrant LLB
  • Graduate Entrant LLB (dual qualifying)
  • LLB (part time)
  • BA joint honours with law
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
  • LLM in Professional Legal Practice
  • LLM Advocacy
  • LLM/MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • LLM Construction Law
  • LLM/MSc Employment and Labour Law Studies
  • LLM Climate Change Law and Policy
  • LLM Internet Law
  • LLM/MSc Criminal Justice and Penal Change
  • LLM Human Rights
  • LLM International Economic Law
  • LLM International Law and Sustainable Development
  • PhD

 

FEES & FUNDING

Scotland/EU

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £5,700

·         2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £2,850

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850

Rest of UK

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip: £5,700

·         2015/16 - PGCert: £2,850

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850

International

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £11,000

·         2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £5,500

·         2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £5,500

How can I fund my course?

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for thus course. Opportunities include:

·         John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships

·         Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships

·         International Scholarships (instructional)

·         University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships

For more general information please look at our scholarship search

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
EMPLOYABILITY

ESSENTIALS

UCAS Code -

Entry Requirements - An Honours degree (or equivalent)
- in any discipline

Start Date 14/09/2015

Duration LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Full-Time/Part-Time Full time/Part time

Distance Learning No

Employability

Email:

Visit Website

16 Richmond St
Glasgow
G1 1XQ

Contact

Strathclyde University

Tel: 0141 552 4400

Email:

http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/

16 Richmond St
Glasgow
G1 1XQ

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