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International/EU: £14,460 for the course
- Acquire specialist expertise in the field of international or domestic human rights.
- Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course.
- Gain a deep understanding of human rights law, principles and policy while building on your existing qualifications.
- Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career.
- Study full or part-time and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods.
This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to enter human rights law and advances your existing degree. You'll cover the breadth of human rights theory and practice and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner.
'I'm able to study human rights law at a regional, national and international level. The course has also helped me to consider issues from different perspectives.'
Valeriia Dymbrylova, LLM Applied Human Rights student
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How you learn
The course provides a supportive, intensive learning experience; one that employs wide-ranging means to impart deep understanding, intellectual advancement and employment preparation. Your legal skills will be applied through working with academics, volunteers and practitioners, allowing you active engagement and real-world experiences alongside theoretical grounding.
You learn through:
- lectures and seminars on campus
- teaching input from human rights organisations
- monitoring and review of human rights case studies
- active engagement with live projects and simulated cases
- guided reading
- student presentations
- peer support
- individual student reflection on learning
- virtual lectures
Course leaders and tutors
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, holding this post since January 2014
Throughout the course you will engage with live projects that allow you knowledge and understanding of contemporary human rights cases and issues.
As well as engaging regularly with human rights practitioners, specialists and organisations - past speakers include Shami Chakrobarti and Trevor Phillips - there will be ample opportunity for workplace networking, internships and involvement in planning events. You will also interact regularly with the research work of staff in the Human Rights and Social Justice and Social-Legal Research Clusters, and the Department of Law and Criminology.
This course prepares you for a career in
- human rights law
- policy or development work
- human rights advocacy
- academia or teaching
- non-government organisations (NGOs)
- local and central government services
- research and development organisations
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Typically a 2.2 honours degree or above in law or equivalent.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas orequivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 orequivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English coursewhich will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Principles Of Human Rights And Social Justice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Applied Contemporary Refugee Studies||Credits: 30||
|Module: Human Rights Advocacy||Credits: 30||
|Module: Researching Human Rights||Credits: 30||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60||
|Module: Human Rights And Legal Scholarship||Credits: 30||
|Module: Human Rights: Normative Foundations And Developments||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2021/22 are: Year 1: £2,830 Year 2: £5,660.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
This course is not eligible for full-time Student visa sponsorship. International/EU students may apply for part-time Student visa sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
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