Law - International Human Rights Law

An opportunity to specialise in the area of International Human Rights Law for great career opportunities.

The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period.

Please note: The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent

Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Human Rights Law at Griffith College?
The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law offers students the opportunity to specialise in International Human Rights Law, to facilitate enhanced career opportunities, or to lay the foundations for PhD study.

Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Master of Law degree.

Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of Human Rights Law such as Social and Economic Rights, International Children's Rights Law, International Asylum and Immigration Law and International Humanitarian Law.

Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of sectors outside law including in the civil or foreign service, or in NGOs.

A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape

All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their particular field of Human Rights Law.

Course Highlights
Unique International Human Rights Law focus
Experienced lecturers who are experts in their field
Small class sizes mean more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
Evening time lectures mean that it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Course Details
The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law is one year in duration or can be divided over two years. The student will complete six subjects and a dissertation. In the first semester the student will complete three mandatory subjects and in the second semester, they will choose three human rights electives. (Electives run subject to demand and at the discretion of the faculty.)

Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. A dissertation is completed over the summer months under the guidance of a designated supervisor.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree)or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience.

Assessment Info

Assessment is by means of written assignments combined with examinations.

Subjects taught

Semester One
Public International Law
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
International and European Human Rights Law

Semester Two: Electives
International Humanitarian Law
Social and Economic Rights
International Asylum and Immigration Law
International Criminal Law
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
International Privacy and Data Protection Law
Transitional Justice and Human Rights

Semester Three: Dissertation


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

A copy of the provisional timetable is available on the college website. Please be aware that this timetable may be subject to change.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
This course will next commence September 2020.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
Many of our LL.M. graduates go on to pursue PhD studies, having acquired not only legal expertise but also advanced academic writing and legal research skills during the LL.M. programme.

Career Progression
Through the LL.M. in International Human Rights Law, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of critical analysis and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

Promotion for those who are already practising in law
In-house legal roles with international or domestic human rights organisations
Legal advisor within international or domestic NGOs
Legal researcher in area of international human rights law
PhD study for an academic career

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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