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LLM - International Human Rights

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Birmingham City University

Tel: 0121 331 5595

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Birmingham City University
4 Cardigan Street, The Curzon Building
Birmingham
B4 7BD


Our LLM International Human Rights examines the impact of international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision. The LLM International Human Rights also provides you with an opportunity to critically assess how International Human Rights Law offers protection to different categories of Vulnerable Group. You will also study the new and emerging area of Law and Catastrophe.

Academically rigorous, our LLM will expose you to a practical real-world application of the law. In addition our LLM provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon, skills required for lifelong learning and develop transferable and marketable skills and knowledge, enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and a range of other careers.

Our LLM is taught by an outstanding team of professional research active staff who have extensive practice experience. We have a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do.

Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online).

We have active student-led Legal, Mooting and Debate Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England. Our students have reached five finals in the past six years and have regularly beaten teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities. In the past 10 years, we have beaten eight of the elite Russell Group of universities, including Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick.

Continuing Professional Development

The LLM is accredited for Continuing Professional Development purposes by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Full-time UK/EU students for January 2016 - £5,780

Part-time UK/EU students for January 2016 - £605 per 15-credit module

Full-time international students for September 2015 - £11,500 per year

 

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our LLM will enable you to specialise and hone your legal skills in the field of international human rights. Many students are already working in, or have experience of, the voluntary sector where they have dealt with issues relating to refugees and human rights breaches. Our LLM will help you gain experience in this sector of legal work enabling you to build a career in areas such as United Nations Agencies, Civilian Peacekeeping, Foreign Office/Department for International Development, Specialist Human Rights Law practice, International Tribunals and the International Criminal Court.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Key Stats

  • 90% of our postgraduates said staff were enthusiastic about what they taught (PTES 2014)
  • £9,000 extra per year is what someone with a Masters degree over someone with just a degree (Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills 2014)
  • 1 in 7 jobs will require postgraduate qualifications by 2022 (UK Commission for Employment and Skills 2014)

ESSENTIALS

UCAS Code 0N/A

Entry Requirements

  • 2.2 or above
  • Minimum 2:2 on a UK degree which includes law as a substantial component (e.g. BA Law and Management); or An equivalent overseas qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in each category), or equivalent will also be required for international students whose first language is not English.

Start Date 01/01/2016

Duration 1 year FT, 2 years PT

Full-Time/Part-Time Both

Distance Learning No

Employability

LLM - International Human Rights

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OVERVIEW

The School of Law has been at the forefront of innovative law teaching for more than 40 years.

Renowned for our emphasis on vocational courses and close links with local law firms, we have also gained an international reputation as a major centre for academically rigorous legal education and training. We have a thriving research community including the Centre for American Legal Studies - a research centre of excellence, and have carried out high profile research on topics such as human rights law.

American Internship Programme

We run the UK’s largest student internship programme to the USA, giving you the chance to spend a summer working in America at a Federal or State Public Defender office, private attorney office, university law school or law project. The majority of internships are in offices engaged in Death Row work, giving you the opportunity to work on real cases.

Mooting Society

Our Mooting Society is one of the most successful in the country, with our students regularly enjoying dramatic victories at national competitions. Mooting gives you the opportunity to develop your research and advocacy skills, network with legal professionals and become more confident and articulate through presenting your case. Our fully equipped mock courtrooms enable you to gain experience of realistic legal scenarios and develop your legal skills. 

Legal Advice and Representation Unit

Our Legal Advice and Representation Unit (LARU) is an optional module on the final year of the LLB that enables you to spend one day per week to work in a local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), other not-for-profit advice centres, or with a firm of solicitors. You can apply your academic knowledge to real-world problems, developing essential practical skills in interviewing and advising clients, conducting research on their cases, drafting legal documents and negotiating on behalf of clients.

Undergraduate Courses

LLB (Hons) Law

LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies

LLB (Hons) Law with Business Law

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

HND Legal Studies

Postgraduate Courses

GDL Graduate Diploma in Law

LLM International Business Law

LLM International Human Rights

LPC Legal Practice Course

PhD Law

Visiting Us

We host a number of undergraduate and postgraduate open day events throughout the year, please visit http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/open-days

 

FEES & FUNDING

Full-time UK/EU students for January 2016 - £5,780

Part-time UK/EU students for January 2016 - £605 per 15-credit module

Full-time international students for September 2015 - £11,500 per year

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Yes
EMPLOYABILITY

ESSENTIALS

UCAS Code N/A

Entry Requirements - 2.2 or above
- Minimum 2:2 on a UK degree which includes law as a substantial component (e.g. BA Law and Management); or An equivalent overseas qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in each category), or equivalent will also be required for international students whose first language is not English.

Start Date 01/01/2016

Duration 1 year FT, 2 years PT

Full-Time/Part-Time Both

Distance Learning No

Employability

Email: iss.helpdesk@bcu.ac.uk

Visit Website

Birmingham City University
4 Cardigan Street, The Curzon Building
Birmingham
B4 7BD

Contact

Birmingham City University

Tel: 0121 331 5595

Email: iss.helpdesk@bcu.ac.uk

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/law

Birmingham City University
4 Cardigan Street, The Curzon Building
Birmingham
B4 7BD

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