Law - Human Rights Law

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Law - Human Rights Law
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 19301 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters LLM
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year, full-time or 2 years, part-time.

Contact Teaching Hours
Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial
8 (hours maximum)
In addition, students should set aside 10-12 hours per module for reading and preparation
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Entry Requirements

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Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for...


Expand+Human Rights Law highlights
Career Development
•The Centre has strong contacts with local NGOs and other human rights institutions and can assist students with internship/voluntary work.

World Class Facilities
•The new Law school at Queen's...

Course Content

The protection of human rights at the international level is a relatively new branch of law. Since World War Two, there has been a huge growth in the number and variety of human rights standards set out in international treaties, in nationa...

Subjects Taught

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Human Rights in Practice
International Human Rights Law
Dissertation (15,000-20,000 words)

Course Details
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on...

Assessment Method Assessed essays

Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates have found jobs in the UN, the EU and the Council of Europe, as well as statutory bodies and a wide range of international and national NGOs. Others have found the LLM to constitute an extremely valuable addi...

Further Enquiries Dr Cheryl Lawther 
School of Law
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3339
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