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London Metropolitan University: Human Rights Law

Institution London Metropolitan University
Department Guildhall School of Business and Law
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught


Why study this course? Engage in theoretical and practical elements relating to human rights and social justice. You’ll develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to transform people’s lives for the better.

These courses are distance learning courses with some opportunity for online teaching activity but it is primarily independent distance learning. These courses give you the freedom to learn from wherever you are in the world. We offer this programme as either a LLM (Master of Laws), postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate.

More about this course Explore human rights from an international, socio-economic and political perspective. Plus, have the opportunity to learn about the historic development of human rights and also explore current issues such as environmental social justice.

These courses build your understanding of legal concepts that govern individual and collective rights and responsibilities, including the constraints the state may place on a person’s human rights.

Designed to provide an in-depth investigation into the legal aspects affecting human rights, you’ll learn about the legal framework of these rights, the concept of social justice and the need for mutual human respect on a global and local scale.

These courses are suitable if you’re a legal professional looking to specialise in human rights or a non-legal professional such as a charity worker, policy advisor, environmentalist, journalist, or someone working in international relations who needs an understanding of the human rights legal framework.

Your tutors and lecturers will have backgrounds in both academia and legal practice. Plus, these courses are delivered online, so you’ll be able to study from anywhere in the world.

It’s possible for you to study a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) version of this course. These qualifications do not hold the same academic weighting as a Master of Laws degree (LLM), but can be viewed as a professional development style course for people already working in the industry. To find out more about these courses, please scroll to the ‘Other qualifications’ section of this page.

As part of the LLM dissertation, you’ll be able to research and critically analyse an area of financial services law of your choice. The dissertation module is only available to LLM students.

Assessment If you choose to study the LLM, you’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, experiential projects and portfolio work, followed by a research dissertation.

If you choose to study the PG Dip or PG Cert, you’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, experiential projects and portfolio work.


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