International Human Rights LLM in UK


kawakai

Hello everyone,

I am an undergraduate law student from Japan, and will be graduating in 5 months. Now I am preparing for application to master program in Europe. I have decided to apply for LLM in Utrecht, Netherlands.

I also want to send my application to UK LLM program in human rights law. Having checked out many schools website, I want to know which school has great reputation within UK, which doesn't tell from their websites.

I heard Essex and Nottingham have great programs in Human rights. Are they considered as best Human Rights law LLM in UK? Are there any better or as great program in London?

Any information is gonna be excellent help for me.
Thank you all.

Hello everyone,

I am an undergraduate law student from Japan, and will be graduating in 5 months. Now I am preparing for application to master program in Europe. I have decided to apply for LLM in Utrecht, Netherlands.

I also want to send my application to UK LLM program in human rights law. Having checked out many schools website, I want to know which school has great reputation within UK, which doesn't tell from their websites.

I heard Essex and Nottingham have great programs in Human rights. Are they considered as best Human Rights law LLM in UK? Are there any better or as great program in London?

Any information is gonna be excellent help for me.
Thank you all.
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sl2342002

look at oxford

look at oxford
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kawakai

thank you for your information.
but, does oxford have full-time LLM human rights law program? I thought they just have part-time and summer school.

thank you for your information.
but, does oxford have full-time LLM human rights law program? I thought they just have part-time and summer school.
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Kerfuffle

I don't believe Oxford does a human rights programme on a FT basis.

The uni's that spring to my mind for human rights (apart from Oxford's p/t course) are Notts, SOAS, Essex and LSE.

I don't believe Oxford does a human rights programme on a FT basis.

The uni's that spring to my mind for human rights (apart from Oxford's p/t course) are Notts, SOAS, Essex and LSE.
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kawakai

I appreciate your information, Kerfuffle. Thank you so much.

SOAS and LSE haven't come up on my mind yet. I will check them out. How about King's and UCL?

Plus, I would love to know whether GPA is really important for European LLM or not? As I understand and hear about, personal statement and recommendation of letters are far more important. Is that true? Well, first of all, Japan doesn't introduce GPA system at uni.

Thank you for your help. Appreciate it.


I appreciate your information, Kerfuffle. Thank you so much.

SOAS and LSE haven't come up on my mind yet. I will check them out. How about King's and UCL?

Plus, I would love to know whether GPA is really important for European LLM or not? As I understand and hear about, personal statement and recommendation of letters are far more important. Is that true? Well, first of all, Japan doesn't introduce GPA system at uni.

Thank you for your help. Appreciate it.

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Ashni

Hi there,

I'm also interested in applying to a number of universities in London for a Human Rights LLM program. I'm looking at King's College, Queen Mary and UCL at this stage. I'm still researching each program and will post here as soon as I have more information. If anyone else has information to provide that would be great.

Hi there,

I'm also interested in applying to a number of universities in London for a Human Rights LLM program. I'm looking at King's College, Queen Mary and UCL at this stage. I'm still researching each program and will post here as soon as I have more information. If anyone else has information to provide that would be great.
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tvh2005

Hi,

If you want to do an LLM in human rights law specifically, in the UK it has to be Essex, Nottingham or LSE. There's no point to doing the Oxford one unless you want to be a part-time student (and even then, there's little benefit if you want to actually work in the field of human rights where having a big-name uni with a small reputation in the field doesn't help you much).

From there, I recommend you think about what area of human rights law you want to do. Essex has the broadest expertise and offers both an LLM in IHL and a LLM in international human rights and humanitarian law. LSE has strong expertise in ESCRs and development. Nottingham has strong expertise in CPRs and international criminal law. You should also try to find out what classes are actually offered each year, because many schools will have great courses in the "course book" but not as many offered during any particular year.

Good luck!

Hi,

If you want to do an LLM in human rights law specifically, in the UK it has to be Essex, Nottingham or LSE. There's no point to doing the Oxford one unless you want to be a part-time student (and even then, there's little benefit if you want to actually work in the field of human rights where having a big-name uni with a small reputation in the field doesn't help you much).

From there, I recommend you think about what area of human rights law you want to do. Essex has the broadest expertise and offers both an LLM in IHL and a LLM in international human rights and humanitarian law. LSE has strong expertise in ESCRs and development. Nottingham has strong expertise in CPRs and international criminal law. You should also try to find out what classes are actually offered each year, because many schools will have great courses in the "course book" but not as many offered during any particular year.

Good luck!
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niknihc

Leaving aside the parttime Oxford course, everyone here seems to forget that one can do a lot of human rights law on the Oxford BCL.

It depends if you want a degree that is called an "LLM in Human Rights law" or if you are happy with a degree that has a different name but covers much similar ground.

Leaving aside the parttime Oxford course, everyone here seems to forget that one can do a lot of human rights law on the Oxford BCL.

It depends if you want a degree that is called an "LLM in Human Rights law" or if you are happy with a degree that has a different name but covers much similar ground.
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