This course enables you to consider the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. It adopts an inter-disciplinary approach which critically examines the impacts of globalisation in its political, economic, social and security aspects as it impinges on citizenship (and migration), gender, employment, economic and environmental regulation.
You will develop skills in social and legal policy analyses, state governance reform, human rights law, reflexive public advocacy or cause lawyering, and working with people’s movements. You’ll use a combination of theoretical analysis and practical application in the area of contemporary global legal development, and will develop your knowledge of key areas of international development law and human rights law.
You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.
How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.
You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two, leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part-time, this will be split over two years of study.
The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and the dissertation.
We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.
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We would normally expect you to have at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in Law or its equivalent from your home country. If you are an international student, please check the overseas equivalents for your qualifications
If your first language is not English, you should obtain one of the recognised English Language qualifications listed on our application pages
A postgraduate degree in law can lead to a wide variety of careers depending on your individual interests. It can also lead to further study and academia.
This LLM will provide you with the following transferable skills:
• Critical reading and analysis of theoretical, empirical and legal texts.
• Research skills and methods.
• Preparation of diverse forms of written submissions.
• Oral presentations and advocacy skills.
• Group work.
We have recently had graduates go on to work in:
• Human Rights, public interest and social justice-related legal practice
• International organisations, NGOs and policy think-tanks
• National regulatory bodies, local government, judiciary and civil service
• Media and Advocacy groups
The Law School has dedicated careers support on hand to offer one to one guidance on exploring values, strengths and skills for careers, career options, job search techniques, applications and building your profile. They also offer regular skills sessions on employability, CV writing and interview techniques; plus bespoke careers and networking events with opportunities to meet potential employers.