Department of Law and Criminology - Aberystwyth University

LLM Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Department of Law and Criminology - Aberystwyth University
In Aberystwyth

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Typology Master
Location Aberystwyth (Wales)
Duration Flexible
  • Master
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)
  • Duration:

Our LLM in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is your opportunity to engage with the distinct yet complementary regimes of human rights law and humanitarian law and to study an area of law with urgent contemporary significance and practical relevance. Your study will reflect the local, national and international nuances of this wide ranging and cutting edge subject matter. This course is highly flexible and allows you to study from home via distance learning - whether in the UK or overseas.

This scheme allows you to study subjects such as human rights and humanitarian law, migration law, international criminal law or law and gender.

If you are working, or hoping to work, for public sector or NGOs on human rights, this degree will give you access to a broad range of knowledge and skills on the subject.

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Aberystwyth (Cardiganshire/Ceredigion)
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Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Building, Penglais, SY23 3DY


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· What are the objectives of this course?

Familiarise students with human rights and humanitarian law.

· Who is it intended for?

Any law or non-law graduate with an interest in human rights law or anyone who is working for a human rights organisation

· Qualification

LLM Human Rights and Humanitarian Law or Diploma in Law

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What you'll learn on the course

Human Rights Law
Humanitarian Law
Critical Thinking
Research skills
Writing Skills
Applied knowledge
Legal Writing
Legal expertise
Development and law

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Law Lecturer
Law Lecturer
Environmental Law

Course programme

Course Programme

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


  • Dissertation
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Philosophy And Sociology Of Human Rights Protection


  • Climate Change Law And Policy
  • Law And Gender
  • Contemporary Issues In Food Policy And Law
  • Criminology Of International Conflict Personnel
  • Human Rights, Environment And International Business

Additional information

For further information please contact us directly at Aberystwyth Law School.

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