Professor Christine Bell, Director of the Global Justice Academy, will be the Programme Director of a new LLM in Human Rights at the University of Edinburgh beginning in September 2014.
The programme adopts an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to allow students to tailor their studies to best suit their individual interests, choosing from a wide range of courses based in the Law School and the School of Social and Political Sciences. The programme is designed to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of international human rights law in its broader political context, and there is a particular emphasis on the relationship between human rights and conflict resolution. Full details of available courses can be found here.
The programme includes a dissertation element, although there is an option to complete a project-based report with an NGO, government department, political party, or business over the spring and summer instead. Project opportunities will be competitive: further details of placement opportunities can be found here.
Applications are now open!
The minimum basic admission requirement for this taught postgraduate degree is an Upper Second Class honours degree (or better), or its international equivalent, in Law, Arts or Social Sciences. Full details of the entry requirements for the LLM in Human Rights can be found here.
The closing date for applications is 31 July each year.
Scholarships and funding
The Law School, the Global Justice Academy and Edinburgh Global will announce details of available scholarships and other help available to applicants at the end of January.
The tuition fees for the LLM in Human Rights for the Academic year 2014/15 are: