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LLM International Human Rights Law
Taught by experts in the field, the LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Exeter offers a fantastic opportunity to develop in-depth and professionally relevant knowledge of contemporary human rights law issues. The LLM has been specifically developed to allow you to construct a programme appropriate to private practice, corporate or public employment in the field of international human rights law.
Tailor your degree
Select from a wide range of modules, all academically rigorous and market driven. We aim to provide postgraduate students opportunities for advanced learning in key areas of human rights law, at domestic, regional and international levels. Our modules are all of contemporary significance and reflect the research interests of the academic staff exposing students to the most relevant, up-to-date research and thinking.
Be part of a vibrant postgraduate student community
The nature of the group learning that we offer, with a strong focus on student participation, fosters an academically challenging but supportive community atmosphere. This is further strengthened by the opportunities to participate in international mooting competitions, our skills training programme, visits to the European Institutions the Council of Europe and, of course, the active student-led social life. Students on the LLM in International Human Rights Law are also given the unprecedented opportunity to attend various United Nations Committee sessions in Geneva and to witness International Human Rights Law in action.
Build your future
We have close and active links with Exeter Law School alumni and honorary doctorates, many of whom occupy powerful and prestigious roles in the legal community throughout the world. Where possible, we invite individuals from this community and the broader legal community, to engage with our postgraduate students, whether through research seminars or more informal events, providing our students with valuable networking opportunities.
Like all postgraduate Law students at the University of Exeter, you will have the opportunity to go on a study tour to see at first hand the workings of the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe. You will also have the opportunity to attend an accompanied study tour to the United Nations in Geneva as part of the International Human Rights Law module, which provides and invaluable chance to see the workings of various UN-committee sessions.
We are now taking applications for this programme.
I would recommend the LLM International Human Rights Law without any qualms at all; the subjects on offer and the standards of teaching at Exeter have impressed me both at undergraduate and post-graduate level, and the genuine commitment and superb quality of the staff have made my time here extremely enjoyable and worthwhile. Read Gary's full profile.
Gary McLachlan, LLM International Human Rights Law