LLM International Development Law and Human Rights

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    LLM 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (for home students)

Course Description

Our LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights (IDLHR) adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine the relationship between development, human rights and global justice with a particular focus on the global South. It is designed to encourage critical thinking and creative practice and examines the inter-relationship between development, human rights and global justice, with emphasis both on theories and visions of these concepts as well as the practice and effects of their operation in the world.

What makes our LLM special?

  • It emphasises both the theoretical and practical aspects of development and human rights
  • It is enriched by the School’s long standing connections with international NGOs and academic partners and network
  • The Centre for Human Rights in Practice within the Law School offers various opportunities for engagement
  • Warwick’s Global Research Priority in International Development offers the opportunity to be part of a wider university research community

This course gives you the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest pertaining to development and human rights including globalisation, economic and natural resources regulation, gender justice, climate justice, security, humanitarian and criminal law, democracy and governance, social movements and civil society activism. The programme also emphasises the development of skills in social and legal policy analyses, critical thinking and reading, writing and presentation, and advocacy and cause lawyering. It is taught by an international team of scholars with rich experience of development and human rights work in the South.

It is suitable for law graduates interested in pursuing Human Rights-based practice, careers in academia, international, government and non-governmental organisations; graduates with a social science background interested in the legal contexts and implications of development and social justice; legal professionals and activists working in the broad areas of development and human rights or, journalists and media activists.

Entry Requirements

2:i UG degree or equivalent

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Programme Funding

We offer a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick, from postgraduate loans, university scholarships, fee awards, to academic department bursaries.

Student Destinations

What sort of careers can I go on to?

Studying at postgraduate level can provide a platform to a wide range of career opportunities. It enables students to differentiate themselves for opportunities where a postgraduate qualification is a requirement or desirable. We have recently had graduates go on to successful careers in:

  • Human Rights, public interest and social justice-related legal practice
  • International organisations, NGOs and policy think-tanks
  • National regulatory bodies, local government, judiciary and civil service
  • Academia
  • Media and Advocacy groups

Module Details

Core Modules

  • LA951 Theory and Practice of International Development Law and Human Rights
  • LA984 – Legal Research and Writing Skills

There are a range of optional modules available

Please visit website to see which optional modules are currently running in the Law School.

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