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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
LLM

Applied Human Rights

Full-time Law

Develop your skills, build a network and become an employable practitioner of international or domestic human rights law.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • 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.

How you learn

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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
  • workshops
  • student presentations
  • peer support
  • individual student reflection on learning
  • virtual lectures

Course leaders and tutors

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Jamie Grace
Senior Lecturer in Law

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

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course you will engage with live projects that allow you knowledge and understanding of contemporary human rights cases and issues.

Networking opportunities

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.


Future careers

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

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Human Rights Advocacy Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: Human Rights And Legal Scholarship Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Human Rights In The 21St Century Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Principles Of Human Rights And Social Justice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
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Postgraduate student loans

Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2019

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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