Law - Gender Conflict & Human Rights

Ulster University - Belfast

Law - Gender Conflict & Human Rights

The LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights draws on the established research excellence of the Transitional Justice Institute to deliver a world-leading master programme in the field.

This programme has been developed to enable you to:
- Gain a systematic understanding, in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the differential experiences of women and men of human rights norms and institutions, especially in conflict and post-conflict situations

- Understand foundational concepts in gender theory and their application to human rights, international law and transitional justice

- Gain knowledge and skills in carrying out research projects from design to write-up

- Enhance skills in critically appraising published and commissioned research

- Develop skills highly relevant to legal practice, and to gender policy, research and advocacy roles in the voluntary, public and private sectors in the UK, Ireland and beyond Successful completion may also open up a range of further study and research options.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Subjects taught

The core modules to be studied in the programmes are:
•Ageing Society & Sociology of Ageing
•Physiology & Psychology of Ageing
•Education and the Older Person
•Policy, Participation & the Law
•Active Ageing, Leadership & Advocacy
•Principles & Practice of Research in Education

All modules have a mixture of assessments including class presentations, reflective journals and written assignments.

A research dissertation also has to be completed (20,000 words).

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


1 year full-time.

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How to Apply
You can download and complete the application form below.

•The application form must also include your university transcripts and contact details for two referees.

•In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.

Pay the application fee* and return the application form by email to: or by post to: Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

*Pay your application fee (EU: €33; non-EU: €55) using Realex system. Please note down the payment reference number, make a screenshot or print a copy for your own records.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of the MAEWOP have found work in the area of Older Persons Services in both the statutory and voluntary sector.

Some graduates have gone on to undertake further study at PhD level.

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    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

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