School of Law - University of Aberdeen

Human Rights

School of Law - University of Aberdeen
In Aberdeen

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Aberdeen (Scotland)
Duration 12 Months
  • Postgraduate
  • Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    12 Months
Description

The LLM Programme in Human Rights reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are of international relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary human rights issues at an advanced level.

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Location

Starts

Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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Taylor Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UB

Starts

On request

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· Requirements

Normally a 2(i) Honours degree in Law (or another discipline) or equivalent.

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Course programme

Syllabus

This programme allows students to combine specialist topics of domestic, regional (European) and universal fundamental rights.

Students must complete four courses and a dissertation. At least three courses must be taken from the list below. The fourth course can be taken from one of the other LLM programmes.

  • Regional Human Rights Systems
  • Peoples, Indigenous Peoples and Minorities in International Law
  • Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Development
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Legal Issues in EU Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Legal Regimes for the Protection of Minority Languages

Assessment

Assessment is based on a combination of written examination and one or more course essays. In some courses, the essay counts for 25% of the total mark. In addition, students must complete a course in research methods and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.

Teaching

Teaching is organised on a modular basis. There are two 12-week semesters, the first beginning at the end of September, the second at the end of January. Students can join either in September or January. Examinations are held at the end of each semester, in January and May. Courses are offered subject to the availability of staff, sufficient enrolment and to sabbatical arrangements.

Duration

12 months, full-time.

Additional information

Comments: The programme is designed to stimulate critical and creative thought and to question assumptions about law. To achieve this objective, good students are selected, classes are kept deliberately small, and independent reading and group discussion are strongly emphasised. This allows very close contact with members of the Law School. Personal skills are developed through group project work, presentations, and participation in group discussion.
Contact person: Ms Caroline Ransom

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