BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

International Human Rights Law

LLM  |  Placement Year:   No

International Human Rights Law LLM is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law.

Students will critically engage with many of the human rights issues that feature strongly in public debate today, gaining comprehensive understanding of international human rights law and its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law.

This course places particular emphasis on the radical transformations that international human rights law has experienced since the beginning of the 21st century, with the genesis of the International Criminal Court, the on-going process of the United Nations reform and the post 9/11 shift to a more securitarian approach to criminal process values, especially regarding the war against terror.

The course offers:

  • A detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection.
  • An overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection.
  • Analysis of contemporary topics and challenges of international human rights protection including:
  • the emergence of the right to development and the so-called third- generation rights
  • human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-State actors
  • the crystallisation of group rights, minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights
  • the challenges posed to international human rights law by international migration and the enhanced need of protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees
  • women’s rights and the rights of the child, including protection against victims of human trafficking
  • the crystallisation of general equality and the development of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights.

Brunel Law School has an excellent reputation in this field. The International Human Rights Law Review - a peer-reviewed international journal - is edited at Brunel Law School. The School is able to attract a number of leading guest speakers to support further debate and learning’s around the complexity of human rights, and provides students with a wider variety of perspectives particularly in the international context.

Programme description

International Human Rights Law LLM is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law.

Students will critically engage with many of the human rights issues that feature strongly in public debate today, gaining comprehensive understanding of international human rights law and its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law.

This course places particular emphasis on the radical transformations that international human rights law has experienced since the beginning of the 21st century, with the genesis of the International Criminal Court, the on-going process of the United Nations reform and the post 9/11 shift to a more securitarian approach to criminal process values, especially regarding the war against terror.

The course offers:

  • A detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection.
  • An overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection.
  • Analysis of contemporary topics and challenges of international human rights protection including:
  • the emergence of the right to development and the so-called third- generation rights
  • human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-State actors
  • the crystallisation of group rights, minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights
  • the challenges posed to international human rights law by international migration and the enhanced need of protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees
  • women’s rights and the rights of the child, including protection against victims of human trafficking
  • the crystallisation of general equality and the development of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights.

Brunel Law School has an excellent reputation in this field. The International Human Rights Law Review - a peer-reviewed international journal - is edited at Brunel Law School. The School is able to attract a number of leading guest speakers to support further debate and learning’s around the complexity of human rights, and provides students with a wider variety of perspectives particularly in the international context.

Key Modules

The International Intellectual Property Law LLM programme is suitable for students who are looking for career opportunities in the specialist area of Intellectual Property as a practioner or advisor at national or international level, as well as for students interested in pursuing an academic career.

Module & Subject

The LLM consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Compulsory

Term I

  • Philosophical Foundations of IP 1

Term II

  • International Intellectual Property Law 1

PLUS, EITHER

Term I

  • Patent Law and Practice 1

OR

Term II

  • Trade Marks and Allied Rights 1

Optional

Term I

  • EU Competition Law 2
  • Privacy and Data Protection 2
  • Media Law and Regulation 1 or 2
  • Internet Law I - Substantive Legal Issues 2
  • Patent Law and Practice 2 (if not taken as a compulsory module)
  • Trade Marks and Allied Rights 2 (if not taken as a compulsory module)

Term II

  • Internet Law II - Resolving Internet-related Legal Issues and Disputes 1 or 2
  • International Commercial Litigation 1 or 2
  • Copyright, Design and Allied Rights 1 or 2
  • Managing Intellectual Property 1 or 2

Term I and II

  • EU Intellectual Property Law 2

* The superscript 1 or 2 indicates which year of study each module will normally take place in for part-time students.

Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 55% - 65% or 2.75/4 - 3.25/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 15 months/1years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)-(15,November)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
JANUARY
SEPTEMBER