University of Southampton: International Law and Human Rights

InstitutionUniversity of Southampton
Department Southampton Law School
Telephone 023 8059 4393
Study type Taught


The LLM International Law and Human Rights gives you the essential legal toolkit within which the intensification of globalisation and associated global challenges can be understood and critically analyzed. Academic staff working at the forefront of a number of international and human rights law disciplines will lead you through the challenges that the global community faces, and how law hinders or helps in their resolution.

Through the LLM International Law and Human Rights programme you can access the specialized knowledge and practical know-how that you will need to pursue a career in international or human rights law practice whether in the governmental, non-governmental or private commercial sector.

There are many careers for which a thorough understanding of international conventions, state responsibility or international dispute settlement, legal obligations in armed conflicts or human rights responsibilities of state or private commercial actors is fundamental or taken an essential background assumption.

The LLM International Law and Human Rights programme develops your theoretical understanding of global legal frameworks and the practical legal skills required to analyse contemporary problems through international or human right law lenses.

The programme draws on the diverse research strengths of the School’s academic staff, which has been recognised as being of international excellence. The Law School is also strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.

This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.


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