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The LLM in Human Rights will give you the knowledge and skills to deal with some of the biggest challenges facing society today, opening up exciting career opportunities in the field of human rights.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges for human rights around the world and possible responses through legislation, policy and practice.
This LLM programme is taught by human rights experts and designed around outstanding research – our impact case study on children’s human rights achieved the highest possible rating in the latest independent assessment of research quality (REF 2014).
WHY HUMAN RIGHTS AT SWANSEA?
As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.
The overall rating for teaching on Swansea’s LLMs is 90% (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
93% of our students overall are satisfied with their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014)
Our impact case study on children’s human rights achieved the highest possible rating of 4* (REF 2014)
YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERIENCE
You will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of human rights issues.
The course offers:
A programme designed around high calibre research
Academics who have strong relationships with external partners in the field of human rights
An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach
A focus on diverse challenges in human rights
Opportunities to address a range of human rights topics across various thematic areas
You will also learn through:
Guest lectures by expert practitioners
Workplace learning through voluntary work and/or placements
Involvement in collaborative research projects with research partners
Engagement with the School’s projects, such as the Cyberterrorism Project, Observatory on Human Rights of Children, Centre for Environment and the Sex Work Consortium
HUMAN RIGHTS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
graduates of the llm in human rights are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities. your future could lie in a traditional or specialist role in an area such as:
specialist human rights law
human rights institutions
international human rights bodies
public sector – government, civil service, political and policy advice
private sector – global, national or local business
non-governmental sector, such as unicef, amnesty and save the childrenresearch and academia