Essex Humanitarian Law


Dear people,

I would like to do an LLM Humanitarian Law in Essex. In your opinion, with a one-year work experience in NGO organisation that provides women's human rights and with a lower second-class honour, do I have a chance to get into this course?
Dear people,

I would like to do an LLM Humanitarian Law in Essex. In your opinion, with a one-year work experience in NGO organisation that provides women's human rights and with a lower second-class honour, do I have a chance to get into this course?
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flori
Hello Stella,

Dear people,

I would like to do an LLM Humanitarian Law in Essex. In your opinion, with a one-year work experience in NGO organisation that provides women's human rights and with a lower second-class honour, do I have a chance to get into this course?


Yes.
Hello Stella,

<blockquote>Dear people,

I would like to do an LLM Humanitarian Law in Essex. In your opinion, with a one-year work experience in NGO organisation that provides women's human rights and with a lower second-class honour, do I have a chance to get into this course?</blockquote>

Yes.
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Thank you, Flori, for your short but still positive answer.

I would really appreciate if someone, who was in the similar situation, can write something more?
Thank you, Flori, for your short but still positive answer.

I would really appreciate if someone, who was in the similar situation, can write something more?
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lalala
As far as I could tell, people who could pay for Essex got in. The academic prerequisites didn't seem to have been all that stringent.
As far as I could tell, people who could pay for Essex got in. The academic prerequisites didn't seem to have been all that stringent.
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Thank you for this information, lalala.

One more thing I would like to know more precisely about. What are real perspectives after Human Rights Master in Essex? Are they really so shiny as they state on their website? Are those graduates really working at the prestigious organisations worldwide?
Thank you for this information, lalala.

One more thing I would like to know more precisely about. What are real perspectives after Human Rights Master in Essex? Are they really so shiny as they state on their website? Are those graduates really working at the prestigious organisations worldwide?
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lalala
If you are wealthy enough (or have enough funding) to do long-term unpaid internships, that is how you will be able to get a job in the field. The degree alone will not get you those jobs, in my (and others') experience.
If you are wealthy enough (or have enough funding) to do long-term unpaid internships, that is how you will be able to get a job in the field. The degree alone will not get you those jobs, in my (and others') experience.
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tvh2005
I'm going to disagree with my friend, lalala (who I really do know in real life). Yes, if you don't have work experience you have to do internships and most of them are unpaid. But we also left the University at a time when the recession took most of the jobs and had resulted in a few hundred human rights practitioners from top NGOs getting laid off while we were in school.

Recent graduates have had more luck, ending up with UNV posts and UN jobs and getting good jobs at top NGOs at the end of their degrees. The programme is really well respected by those looking to hire within human rights. The field as a whole, though, requires you to prove yourself, usually through non-paid internships.
I'm going to disagree with my friend, lalala (who I really do know in real life). Yes, if you don't have work experience you have to do internships and most of them are unpaid. But we also left the University at a time when the recession took most of the jobs and had resulted in a few hundred human rights practitioners from top NGOs getting laid off while we were in school.

Recent graduates have had more luck, ending up with UNV posts and UN jobs and getting good jobs at top NGOs at the end of their degrees. The programme is really well respected by those looking to hire within human rights. The field as a whole, though, requires you to prove yourself, usually through non-paid internships.
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lalala
That is excellent to hear, tvh!
That is excellent to hear, tvh!
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Slickrick
Thank you for this information, lalala.

One more thing I would like to know more precisely about. What are real perspectives after Human Rights Master in Essex? Are they really so shiny as they state on their website? Are those graduates really working at the prestigious organisations worldwide?


Hi Stella, just sent you a PM regarding your query. Just let me know if you need more info. Regards.
<blockquote>Thank you for this information, lalala.

One more thing I would like to know more precisely about. What are real perspectives after Human Rights Master in Essex? Are they really so shiny as they state on their website? Are those graduates really working at the prestigious organisations worldwide?</blockquote>

Hi Stella, just sent you a PM regarding your query. Just let me know if you need more info. Regards.
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wgrad
Hi.
I have an offer from essex for the same course in the coming academic year. I had a second class upper though. What i got from reading all the eligibility info is that you can be accepted with a second lower but you shud have experience of probably two years or more.

Thats what i know..but you can still apply...u never know, u myt be accepted. plus u dont have anything to lose so just apply!
Hi.
I have an offer from essex for the same course in the coming academic year. I had a second class upper though. What i got from reading all the eligibility info is that you can be accepted with a second lower but you shud have experience of probably two years or more.

Thats what i know..but you can still apply...u never know, u myt be accepted. plus u dont have anything to lose so just apply!
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Thanks for all your replies!

Two more queries:

What are application opening and closing dates for this course?

If I don't have an IELTS score of 7.0 or CAE grade B on the date when I apply, are they still going to consider my application and can I provide my language score in the following months?
Thanks for all your replies!

Two more queries:

What are application opening and closing dates for this course?

If I don't have an IELTS score of 7.0 or CAE grade B on the date when I apply, are they still going to consider my application and can I provide my language score in the following months?
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RIT
Even if you don't have IELTS score then also you can apply. If they will like your candidature then they will send you a conditional offer for taking up the IELTS.
All the best...
Even if you don't have IELTS score then also you can apply. If they will like your candidature then they will send you a conditional offer for taking up the IELTS.
All the best...
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JCMG
Hi, I am graduating with LLB Law/Politics Joint Honours next month, most likely with a 2:1. I took a class in IHL when I studied abroad in the USA last year and wrote my dissertation on Guantanamo Bay and IHL. Do I have much of a chance of being accepted onto this course if I am applying straight out of University? Also does anyone know the deadline date because I couldn't find it on the website. Basically since my time in the USA this course has been all I have thought about doing so I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks.
Hi, I am graduating with LLB Law/Politics Joint Honours next month, most likely with a 2:1. I took a class in IHL when I studied abroad in the USA last year and wrote my dissertation on Guantanamo Bay and IHL. Do I have much of a chance of being accepted onto this course if I am applying straight out of University? Also does anyone know the deadline date because I couldn't find it on the website. Basically since my time in the USA this course has been all I have thought about doing so I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks.
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wgrad
on the issue of IELTS...if u havent taken the test yet u can still apply...i am fro Kenya, i applied without taking the test and i received an unconditional offer..yes unconditional...so it doesnt matter...just apply
on the issue of IELTS...if u havent taken the test yet u can still apply...i am fro Kenya, i applied without taking the test and i received an unconditional offer..yes unconditional...so it doesnt matter...just apply
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tvh2005
On the IELTS, I think it'll depend on where you're from as to whether you can get an unconditional offer. It doesn't surprise me that they would consider IELTS from Kenya as a formality rather than a serious issue.

JCMG, I think you should apply. They might give you an offer conditional on getting a 2.1, but depending on your uni, and your letter of motivation, they might not make that a requirement.
On the IELTS, I think it'll depend on where you're from as to whether you can get an unconditional offer. It doesn't surprise me that they would consider IELTS from Kenya as a formality rather than a serious issue.

JCMG, I think you should apply. They might give you an offer conditional on getting a 2.1, but depending on your uni, and your letter of motivation, they might not make that a requirement.
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Lilies
Recent graduates have had more luck, ending up with UNV posts and UN jobs and getting good jobs at top NGOs at the end of their degrees. The programme is really well respected by those looking to hire within human rights. The field as a whole, though, requires you to prove yourself, usually through non-paid internships.


Thanks for this, tvh2005. I'm going to do my LLM in Human Rights Law at Essex this year and I have to tell you, I'm very discouraged by what I've been reading about finding jobs in human rights after getting a postgraduate degree. How long would say one has to intern before having a chance at getting a job?

Thanks in advance :)
<blockquote>Recent graduates have had more luck, ending up with UNV posts and UN jobs and getting good jobs at top NGOs at the end of their degrees. The programme is really well respected by those looking to hire within human rights. The field as a whole, though, requires you to prove yourself, usually through non-paid internships.</blockquote>

Thanks for this, tvh2005. I'm going to do my LLM in Human Rights Law at Essex this year and I have to tell you, I'm very discouraged by what I've been reading about finding jobs in human rights after getting a postgraduate degree. How long would say one has to intern before having a chance at getting a job?

Thanks in advance :)
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