LLM in Human Rights Law vs. LLM in Public International Law


maddy_g95
Hi everyone! I'm a final year Indian law student, and I'm looking to be admitted to an LLM program next year. I've come across LLM programs in both Human rights law and PIL, with the latter offering a specialization in human rights. For the purposes of entering academia, which degree is better? I've noticed a good deal of overlap between the modules offered for both programs, so I'm basically concerned about which degree will be better for a PhD in the future, and which degree is generally received better in the field of academia.
Hi everyone! I'm a final year Indian law student, and I'm looking to be admitted to an LLM program next year. I've come across LLM programs in both Human rights law and PIL, with the latter offering a specialization in human rights. For the purposes of entering academia, which degree is better? I've noticed a good deal of overlap between the modules offered for both programs, so I'm basically concerned about which degree will be better for a PhD in the future, and which degree is generally received better in the field of academia.
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Hi maddy_g95, You noticed correctly that there is an overlap between the modules. I graduated PIL in the University of Groningen. Our Human Rights courses were really intense and I think it was a great basis for LLM level. Now I am doing my Ph.D. at Tbilisi State University. My Ph.D. is connected to PIL but not HR as such. I strongly advise choosing PIL if you want to have additional options besides HR for your Ph.D. Hope this was helpful.

[Edited by Nika Melkadze on Jul 14, 2017]

Hi maddy_g95, You noticed correctly that there is an overlap between the modules. I graduated PIL in the University of Groningen. Our Human Rights courses were really intense and I think it was a great basis for LLM level. Now I am doing my Ph.D. at Tbilisi State University. My Ph.D. is connected to PIL but not HR as such. I strongly advise choosing PIL if you want to have additional options besides HR for your Ph.D. Hope this was helpful.
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maddy_g95
Hi maddy_g95, You noticed correctly that there is an overlap between the modules. I graduated PIL in the University of Groningen. Our Human Rights courses were really intense and I think it was a great basis for LLM level. Now I am doing my Ph.D. at Tbilisi State University. My Ph.D. is connected to PIL but not HR as such. I strongly advise choosing PIL if you want to have additional options besides HR for your Ph.D. Hope this was helpful.

Hi Nika, thank you for the response! I'm also considering Groningen as an option, what did you think about the course?
[quote]Hi maddy_g95, You noticed correctly that there is an overlap between the modules. I graduated PIL in the University of Groningen. Our Human Rights courses were really intense and I think it was a great basis for LLM level. Now I am doing my Ph.D. at Tbilisi State University. My Ph.D. is connected to PIL but not HR as such. I strongly advise choosing PIL if you want to have additional options besides HR for your Ph.D. Hope this was helpful.
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Hi Nika, thank you for the response! I'm also considering Groningen as an option, what did you think about the course?
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