LL.M. in Human Rights

LL.M. in Human Rights

An LL.M. in Human Rights Law often appeals to students who want to make a difference in the world. These LL.M. programs are ideal for those who want to understand human rights laws, which, by their very nature are complicated: there are many intersecting layers of regulations, as well as a patchwork of shifting international and national laws that govern the protection of individuals. And so, a great benefit of an LL.M. Human Rights Law is that it exposes students to the most up-to-date thinking in the field.

Beyond addressing up-to-date laws and regulations, a Human Rights LL.M. might cover a number of topics, including, for instance, criminal law, refugee law, migration law, and more. Some programs might also provide the opportunity for students to do internships with an international organization or nongovernmental organization (NGO), which would allow them to get direct experience in the field. Some LL.M. degrees in this field cover the international nature of the connected rules and regulations around human rights, while others may focus on specific areas, such as Europe.

Some law schools might also offer degrees in related fields, such as master's programs in humanitarian law, asylum and refugee law, children's rights, and indigenous law.

For graduates of LL.M.s in Human Rights Law degrees, many career opportunities are out there. Some go onto work in international law firms that specialize in human rights, and others end up in international organizations like the United Nations, or the World Bank. Still other graduates of Human Rights LL.M. programs find careers in NGOs like Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International.

See a worldwide list of all LL.M.s in Human Rights below.

All LL.M. Programs in Human Rights

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London, United Kingdom 715 Followers 774 Discussions
QMUL Queen Mary, University of London’s School of Law, internationally renowned by academics and practitioners as offering a first class LLM Programme with 21 different specialisms. Staff have substantial practical legal work and world leading research experience. Along with the expertise of high profile Judges, practitioners, Business Leaders and distinguished Visiting Academic Fellows, Queen Mary can offer you an academically challenging and relevant LLM in a friendly and supportive environment.

Full-Time: LL.M. (Master of Laws), LL.M. in Art, Business and Law, LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, LL.M. in Co... more…

Part-Time: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Postgraduate Diploma (Flexible Study) Laws more…

By Research: MA in Law by Research, PhD more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in Computer and Communications Law, LLM in International Dispute Resolution, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Communications Law,... more…

Dual Degree: Sorbonne Law School - Queen Mary University of London Double LL.M., Dual LL.M. in Commercial Law more…

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Leiden, Netherlands 458 Followers 426 Discussions
Leiden Leiden Law School offers intensive education programmes that provide tremendous opportunities for talented students. The influence of internationalisation and European integration is steadily increasing in all areas of society and law. The design of our study programmes is entirely in line with these developments. With our campus in The Hague we are close to the political arena and many international organisations that operate in the area of peace and law.

Full-Time: Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.), Criminal Law and Criminology (LL.M.), European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.), European... more…

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Oxford, United Kingdom 652 Followers 765 Discussions
Oxford Oxford has the largest law faculty in the United Kingdom and is a leading centre for research. Our world famous one-year postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris programmes are joined by the MSc in Criminology and a new Masters in Law and Finance, which will run from October 2010. Taught jointly by the Saïd Business School and the Faculty of Law, this new Masters programme offers outstanding students with a legal background the opportunity to integrate their study of law with finan...

Full-Time: Magister Juris (MJur), MSc in Law and Finance, MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), MPhil in Law more…

Part-Time: MSc in Taxation, MSt in International Human Rights Law more…

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London, United Kingdom 565 Followers 848 Discussions
LSE The Executive LLM programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science is one of the most innovative and intellectually exciting of LLM programmes offered in Europe today. It makes available the highest quality postgraduate education, taught by many of the leading academics in the UK, to individuals in full-time employment who cannot take a year-long break from work. The programme offers modules in a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights and more.

Full-Time: LL.M. Master of Laws, LL.M. Banking Law and Financial Regulation, LL.M. Competition, Innovation and Trade Law, LL.M. Corporate and/or Commer... more…

Part-Time: Executive LL.M. more…

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London, United Kingdom 153 Followers 147 Discussions

Distance Learning: LL.M., LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, LL.M. in Common Law, LL.M. in Comparative and Foreign Law, L... more…

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom 321 Followers 448 Discussions
Edinburgh Join a world top 25* law school (QS 2017 World University Rankings for Law) to advance your knowledge and career in law or criminology. Established in 1707, Edinburgh Law School is renowned for its international and interdisciplinary outlook and has been at the heart of legal education and research for more than 300 years.

Full-Time: LL.M. in Law, LL.M. in Commercial Law, LL.M. in Comparative and European Private Law, LL.M. in Corporate Law, LL.M. in Criminal Law and Crim... more…

By Research: LL.M. by Research more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in Law, LL.M. International Commercial Law and Practice, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, LL.M. in Information Technology Law, LL.M... more…

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Groningen, Netherlands 114 Followers 72 Discussions
University of Groningen The Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen offers several, one-year LLM programmes, all fully taught in English, and has the top rated LLMs in international law in the Netherlands (Keuzegids Higher Education Guide 2017 and 2018). The Faculty has existed ever since the founding of the university in 1614 and has a long standing tradition of legal and academic excellence. On top of this, Groningen is a very popular student city, providing a pleasant atmosphere in which to live and study.

Full-Time: Master of Laws in Energy and Climate Law, Master of Laws in European Economic Law, Master of Laws in Global Criminal Law, Master of Laws in... more…

Part-Time: LL.M. in North Sea Energy Law more…

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Maastricht, Netherlands 194 Followers 176 Discussions
Maastricht University The common feature of the English masters programmes is their innovative character. They all aim at the integration of European and international features in the study of the law. This international approach is to a great extent combined with an emphasis upon comparative law. For those seeking to work in a transnational environment and with an open eye to ‘Europeanisation’ and globalisation, the faculty of law is the place to be. The masters in this field are closely linked to the emphasis in th...

Full-Time: LL.M. in European Law, Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LL.M./MSc), LL.M. in Dutch Law, LL.M. in Foren... more…

Dual Degree: LL.M. in International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation more…

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