LLM HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL PRACTICE
LLM at University of Roehampton, London is designed and taught by experienced lawyers, legal professionals and human rights activists; it will provide you with the necessary foundation for the skills in the human rights field for legal practice, campaigning and advocacy. You will gain a thorough understanding of the theories, issues, and concepts under-pinning international human rights and, crucially how they are put into practice.
Suitable for legal practitioners, aspiring legal professionals, and human rights activists, this course will enable you to build upon your skill sets in project management, research, analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking within the field of human rights. This LLM programme will examine the rhetoric and reality of human rights, using an issues-based approach. Taking an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, you will acquire a high level of specialist knowledge, informed by current thinking and debate.
With the human rights sector becoming increasingly competitive, employers are now asking for some experience as a pre-requisite. This course will provide you with a strong academic grounding as well as the practical and vocational legal skills required for legal practice in the human rights field. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your degree to develop your skills. After this course, you could work for a law firm, international organisation, government department, think-tank, non-governmental organisation, or a research and development organisation.
Why study at Roehampton?
Join one of the very few specialised human rights masters which is embedded in practice providing you with the necessary professional experience for a legal career in the human rights field.
You will gain specialised skills in legal practice, legal reasoning, legal advocacy, litigation and have access to the legal world in London.
You will be taught by experts at the leading edge of human rights law, all of them have extensive practical experience in human rights law.
Build upon your experience and acquire skills through our inter-disciplinary teaching approach to human rights law, from sociology, international relations, development and politics.
This specialised course will prepare you for many career opportunities within human rights law. You could work in human rights organisations, including international organisations such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation, and the International Criminal Court or for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) specialised in human rights and social justice. Many of these organisations are headquartered in London. You could also have a career in governmental departments, diplomatic institutions, think tanks, research and development organisations, or continue your academic career.
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