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University of Reading: Human Rights

Institution University of Reading
Department School of Law
Telephone 0118 378 5289
Study type Taught


Concentrate on the study of human rights law and policy in its social, political and philosophical context on this exciting LLM Human Rights degree.

This course responds to the needs of students seeking an LLM Human Rights course, equipping you with both doctrinal knowledge and a sophisticated theoretical understanding of human rights. The LLM also encourages critical reflection on how to best promote human rights in practice.

A wide choice of modules are offered not only by the School of Law, but by a number of other Schools and Departments including the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies and the ICMA Centre, part of the renowned Henley Business School.

High quality teaching is supported by expert academic researchers and practitioners, in a dynamic and international learning environment, and links with employers provide opportunities for you to gain real-world experience.


The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers.

LLM Human Rights Law will be an asset for students seeking employment in:

  • domestic and international human rights organisations

  • United Nations agencies

  • legal practice and international advocacy in the human rights field

  • international courts and tribunals

  • human rights NGOs

  • the public service (in the areas of social welfare, immigration, foreign relations, humanitarian aid, international development, etc)

  • law reform agencies

  • the media (journalism and broadcasting)

  • security

  • academia (with further postgraduate study)

  • business (in such fields as human resource management and corporate social responsibility).


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