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International Development Law and Human Rights - LLM, PGDip (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

On this course you will consider the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. You will critically consider visions and practices of human rights, development, gender and social justice, and civil society activism. You will develop skills in social and legal policy analyses, state governance reform, human rights law, reflexive public advocacy or cause lawyering, and working with people’s movements.

You will develop a combination of theoretical analysis and practical application in the area of contemporary global legal development. You will develop your knowledge of key areas of international development law and human rights law. You will develop both theory and practice skills in international development law and human rights law. If you wish to, you can specialise in a particular area of study. This is reflected by the cluster structure of this LLM.

Core Modules:
The core module is taught over the first two terms, alongside six optional modules.

  • Theory and Practice of International Development Law & Human Rights

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award.

  • Civil Society & Activism
  • Law and the Global Economy
  • Global Security & International Law
  • Law Governance & Democracy
  • Global Law & Politics
  • Approaches to Global Justice
  • Law Technology & Development
  • Climate Change and Development
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Theories and Histories of Human Rights
  • Global & Regional Human Rights Regimes
  • Gender, Law and the Global Economy
  • Women's Human Rights and Global Justice
  • International Criminal Law
  • Theories of Gender Justice
  • An Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Refugees, Rights and Realities
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Crime, Justice and Global Society
  • Law and Inequality in the Transnational Food Regime

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Term 1 - The core module and three optional modules
Term 2 - The core module and three optional modules
Term 3 - Dissertation
The programme also includes research and writing skills sessions to help you prepare for writing your dissertation.

Your course will be assessed by essay rather than examination. The core module will be assessed by both an individual presentation and your dissertation. You will be given written feedback on your coursework and examinations each term.

If you are a diploma student, you will only need to take the taught elements of the course and do not need to write a dissertation.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: NGOs; Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation; universities. 

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lawyers and activists in social justice and human rights; Academics in Law, Politics or related fields; Commission on Revenue Allocation.

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Essential information


Full time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years 

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject 

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

School of Law

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,170* per year
Overseas: £17,500* per year

Home/EU: £4,085* per year
Overseas: n/a

*You will need to pay for books and materials in addition to the tuition fee and you can find details here: Additional Costs.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.