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 women and men have 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 lead to a range of further study and research options.

Work placement / study abroad
The Transitional Justice Institute works closely with a range of human rights organisations that regularly offer internship opportunities to our LLM students – including the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Consortium, Law Centre (NI) and Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM).

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

Subjects taught

Year one
• Foundations of Transitional Justice
• Research and Advocacy Methods
• Dissertation
• Gender and Human Rights
• Gender and Transition

Optional Modules
• Using Film for Human Rights Research and Advocacy
• Memory, Transition and Conflict
• Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
• Equality Law
• Transitions from Conflict: Law and Politics
• Transitional Justice in Comparative and Regional Perspectives
• International Humanitarian Law in Transitional Justice Contexts

Entry requirements

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

Entry Requirements
A second class Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Allowance may be made for special qualifications, experience and background, and students with other academic backgrounds will be considered, where applicants can demonstrate their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) or accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Application dates

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

Enrolment dates

Start Dates: September 2024 and January 2025

Post Course Info

Career options
Successful completion of the LLM.

Previous graduates have gone onto positions in the local human rights sector and public sector in Northern Ireland, to legal practice in areas related to the LLM and to PhD research. Further, previous graduates have secured work in the United Nations and in international non-governmental organisations.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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