Human Rights Law and Criminology


Hi All,

Just wondering about people's perceptions as to which UK University offers the best masters program in the above areas. I've heard LSE has a world-class human rights program - do people think it's better than Oxbridge in this area? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Hi All,

Just wondering about people's perceptions as to which UK University offers the best masters program in the above areas. I've heard LSE has a world-class human rights program - do people think it's better than Oxbridge in this area? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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jesswill7

Hello!

Obviously Cambridge and LSE are very prestigious but there are options outside of Oxbridge/London :-).

I studied for a LLM in Law and International Relations at Lancaster University and they have a very good LL.M in International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law. One of the great things about it is that you can mix international relations subjects with your LLM. The university also has a research centre on peace and conflict resolution. Overall the university has got a very good reputation and it's a nice area to live in.

I hope this helps,

Regards,

Jessica

Hello!

Obviously Cambridge and LSE are very prestigious but there are options outside of Oxbridge/London :-).

I studied for a LLM in Law and International Relations at Lancaster University and they have a very good LL.M in International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law. One of the great things about it is that you can mix international relations subjects with your LLM. The university also has a research centre on peace and conflict resolution. Overall the university has got a very good reputation and it's a nice area to live in.

I hope this helps,

Regards,

Jessica

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etienne

Hi

I have studied for two years at the university of Essex as and undergraduate, and I know from lecturers and LLM students at the time that Essex is one of the leading UK universities in the filed of Human Rigts. Their HR centre was the first one to be opened in the UK, and probably one the two best ones (alongside with LSE). A great number of their teachers and researchers have worked or are currently working with the UN (one of them was Special Rapporteur on Torture at the Human Rights Commission).

Essex might not be that high-profile in fileds of general UK law, but when it comes to international HR law, I think you should definitely put it in your toplist.

Go and check on their website!

Hope this helps

Etienne

Hi

I have studied for two years at the university of Essex as and undergraduate, and I know from lecturers and LLM students at the time that Essex is one of the leading UK universities in the filed of Human Rigts. Their HR centre was the first one to be opened in the UK, and probably one the two best ones (alongside with LSE). A great number of their teachers and researchers have worked or are currently working with the UN (one of them was Special Rapporteur on Torture at the Human Rights Commission).

Essex might not be that high-profile in fileds of general UK law, but when it comes to international HR law, I think you should definitely put it in your toplist.

Go and check on their website!

Hope this helps

Etienne
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Thanks for the info :)

Thanks for the info :)
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nirvana

Well, am just a little curious about Oxford's reputation specifically for Human Rights. I think there is no denying that overall the BCL is very well regarded in the legal fraternity but does anybody have any inputs on how is rated for Human rights specifically. And do UN Bodies look highly at the this subject from Oxford.

Thanks a ton in advance for your insights!

Well, am just a little curious about Oxford's reputation specifically for Human Rights. I think there is no denying that overall the BCL is very well regarded in the legal fraternity but does anybody have any inputs on how is rated for Human rights specifically. And do UN Bodies look highly at the this subject from Oxford.

Thanks a ton in advance for your insights!
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Jackross

Edinburgh has a well reputed MSc. In Criminology

Edinburgh has a well reputed MSc. In Criminology
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C.Miller

R.a.j is right - at The University of Edinburgh we have an Msc course which has good standing with respects criminology and includes elements of Human Rights also: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/msccrim.asp for more info.

Other Uni's that offer an MSc in criminology are: University of Central Lancashire, Kent, Keele, KCL and others!

R.a.j is right - at The University of Edinburgh we have an Msc course which has good standing with respects criminology and includes elements of Human Rights also: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/msccrim.asp for more info.

Other Uni's that offer an MSc in criminology are: University of Central Lancashire, Kent, Keele, KCL and others!

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For Masters degrees in Criminology (and Criminal Justice) in the UK, you might want to look at Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Edinburgh, Manchester, Kent and Keele. But there are many other good ones in the UK as well, so if you don't fancy any of the above, keep looking.

For Masters degrees in Criminology (and Criminal Justice) in the UK, you might want to look at Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Edinburgh, Manchester, Kent and Keele. But there are many other good ones in the UK as well, so if you don't fancy any of the above, keep looking.
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I have seen all the recommended universities, believe me Essex is the best in the whole world with regard to Human Rights. The Professors are amazing, and the UN is looking up to Essex, most of the professors are currently ot have been special rapportuers in the UN. Most have been engaged by the UN to draft general comments. They have wide publications on human rights. The modules are amazing - you will want to take all of them. When you go to UN offices, you find Essex students and they come often to make presentation on the areas they are working on. I am a Master student and i am considering PhD but i am stuck because there is no other University that can out-compete with Essex in human rights yet i dont want to be in Colchester again.

I have seen all the recommended universities, believe me Essex is the best in the whole world with regard to Human Rights. The Professors are amazing, and the UN is looking up to Essex, most of the professors are currently ot have been special rapportuers in the UN. Most have been engaged by the UN to draft general comments. They have wide publications on human rights. The modules are amazing - you will want to take all of them. When you go to UN offices, you find Essex students and they come often to make presentation on the areas they are working on. I am a Master student and i am considering PhD but i am stuck because there is no other University that can out-compete with Essex in human rights yet i dont want to be in Colchester again.
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qwe

essex is good but LSE is equally good (if not better) for human rights and also better known. Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE has names like Conar Gearty, Francessca Klug, Rabinder Singh QC, and many more...

both are the best schools for this field but lse is a lot better known and equally good. the two best schools in the world for this area are Harvard and LSE.

essex is good but LSE is equally good (if not better) for human rights and also better known. Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE has names like Conar Gearty, Francessca Klug, Rabinder Singh QC, and many more...

both are the best schools for this field but lse is a lot better known and equally good. the two best schools in the world for this area are Harvard and LSE.
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I agree with you, Harvard and LSE are wonderful universities and very well known for that matter. Who doesnt want to be at Harvard? However, in the field of himan rights, try and check essex, you will not lose anything rather you will gain a lot. What i have realised is that even the top 10 universities in the world has weak areas and you find small universities such as essex doing extremely good in some areas such as human rights.

I agree with you, Harvard and LSE are wonderful universities and very well known for that matter. Who doesnt want to be at Harvard? However, in the field of himan rights, try and check essex, you will not lose anything rather you will gain a lot. What i have realised is that even the top 10 universities in the world has weak areas and you find small universities such as essex doing extremely good in some areas such as human rights.
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qwe

agreed :-)

agreed :-)
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