The only postgraduate course in the UK and Ireland dedicated to the study of gender, conflict and human rights.
Study Gender, Conflict and Human Rights at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
The LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights draws on the established research excellence of the Transitional Justice Institute to deliver a world-leading masters programme in the field.
This programme has been developed to enable students 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.
The Transitional Justice Institute in Northern Ireland is uniquely placed to deliver an effective and stimulating programme of study in this area. Key highlights of the programme include:
Opportunity to undertake an LLM programme with a specific focus on gender and transitional justice the only LLM programme of its type in the UK or Ireland;
Teaching is delivered by active researchers in the TJI, many of whom have received international recognition for their work;
Gain unique insights into the differential legal protection of human rights of women and men in transitional contexts, while studying in a society currently in a process of transition;
Take advantage of the opportunities to specialise in identified areas e.g. human rights, transitional justice, peace and conflict research in divided societies;
Enhance the skills you need for working with gender and human rights in a range of sectors;
Internship opportunities with a range of organizations. In previous years students have secured internships with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Disability Action (Centre on Human Rights), Human Rights Consortium, Law Centre (NI) and Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM), all based in Belfast;
Extensive events programme (TJI Seminar Series, International Conferences) and distinguished Visiting Scholars programme.
Excellent library facilities on campus. Students also have sole access to a dedicated LLM computer suite;
Fully equipped LLM teaching rooms with integrated audio visual and video conferencing facilities.
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).