International Law and Human Rights - LLM

Human rights have become a central, defining feature of modern international law. Applicable to everyone across the world, regardless of their religion and beliefs, nationality, and sex, they set the ethical and moral framework against which the actions of individuals, governments, businesses and other institutions are judged, justified and challenged. This LLM sets international human rights in their broader philosophical, historical and social contexts, providing an interdisciplinary study of the international legal processes designed to ensure their realisation. It will prepare you to protect the rights of vulnerable groups, ensuring greater accountability and helping to bring about positive change.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time

Location

Subject area

  • Law

Fees for 2023 entry

  • UK - Full time £8,900 per year. Part time £4,900 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years, Modular - Up to 5 years

Why study International Law and Human Rights at Keele University?

Keele is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for the teaching of Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022)
Close-knit community, smaller class sizes, tailored personal/professional support includes Senior Practitioner in Law, an experienced solicitor developing employability skills and employer links
Annual field trip to Geneva – Switzerland’s second largest city, nicknamed the ‘Capital of Peace’ as home to the European headquarters of UN, Red Cross and over 180 international organisations
Professional opportunities include networking at guest lectures, mooting competitions and a limited number of placements, including UN agencies, international NGOs, and law firms
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"The law school were very supportive and the staff are always available to assist with whatever issues you may have. I am very thankful for my experience in Keele. I learnt so much in my time there, the classes were small groups and very interactive."

Aisha, International Law Graduate

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Geneva study trip

Postgraduate students talk about their experiences whilst on a study trip to Geneva.

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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