LLM/ Masters in Human Rights


Hello! I got offers from Essex, UCL, SOAS, Maastricht and Leiden for their LLMs and MAs in Human Rights. I am still waiting for an answer from Oslo.
I would love to hear from some people who have taken those degrees to help me decide on one.

It seems that Essex and Oslo are reputated in the human rights communitie. Leiden seems to be generally well know in public international law but I find the degree a bit too much Europe orientated.
UCL is of course a good university but it doesn't strike me as the best one in the field. However, I am quite keen on taking an MA and not an LLM.
SOAS offers incredibly interesting courses (gender, post conflict , law clinic).

Would be great to know what you think about this ( subjects , lecturers, student activism, societies). Thank you all!
Hello! I got offers from Essex, UCL, SOAS, Maastricht and Leiden for their LLMs and MAs in Human Rights. I am still waiting for an answer from Oslo.
I would love to hear from some people who have taken those degrees to help me decide on one.

It seems that Essex and Oslo are reputated in the human rights communitie. Leiden seems to be generally well know in public international law but I find the degree a bit too much Europe orientated.
UCL is of course a good university but it doesn't strike me as the best one in the field. However, I am quite keen on taking an MA and not an LLM.
SOAS offers incredibly interesting courses (gender, post conflict , law clinic).

Would be great to know what you think about this ( subjects , lecturers, student activism, societies). Thank you all!
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Groningen has a top International Human Rights Law LLM as well. Its worth checking out if very interested in that field http://www.rug.nl/rechten/news/archief/2017/groningen-again-ranked-the-top-spot-to-study-international-law-in-the-netherlands

[Edited by Groningen_Law on May 04, 2017]

Groningen has a top International Human Rights Law LLM as well. Its worth checking out if very interested in that field http://www.rug.nl/rechten/news/archief/2017/groningen-again-ranked-the-top-spot-to-study-international-law-in-the-netherlands
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Shamin
I had a similar situation last year and I chose Leiden. As you said, the university is renowned internationally. Different topics are covered during the program both in international and European law. Lecturers have a really good knowledge of the topics. You can find their names and search for their academic works. And since they mix regular lectures with guest lectures, you can also benefit from more professional lecturers. The program is hand-picked and international which makes it a good environment for multinational discussions on human rights issues. It is, of course, a legal master as suggested by the name of the degree. But social approaches to implementation of human rights are also covered in a course.
I had a similar situation last year and I chose Leiden. As you said, the university is renowned internationally. Different topics are covered during the program both in international and European law. Lecturers have a really good knowledge of the topics. You can find their names and search for their academic works. And since they mix regular lectures with guest lectures, you can also benefit from more professional lecturers. The program is hand-picked and international which makes it a good environment for multinational discussions on human rights issues. It is, of course, a legal master as suggested by the name of the degree. But social approaches to implementation of human rights are also covered in a course.
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