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International Development Law and Human Rights - LLM ( 2019 Entry)

This course enables you to consider the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. It adopts an inter-disciplinary approach which critically examines the impacts of globalisation in its political, economic, social and security aspects as it impinges on citizenship (and migration), gender, employment, economic and environmental regulation.

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’ll use a combination of theoretical analysis and practical application in the area of contemporary global legal development, and will develop your knowledge of key areas of international development law and human rights law.

Related Degrees:


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.

How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.

Contact Hours:

You will typically have around 14 hours of contact time per week on the full time course but will be expected to do additional research and reading outside of the classroom.

Class Sizes:

This will depend on the popularity of the modules you select but class sizes can range from between 10 and 40 students per module.


Your course will be assessed by essay rather than examination. The core module will be assessed by both an individual presentation and your dissertation.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation
  • NGOs
  • Universities

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Law Lecturer
  • Lawyer and activists in social justice and human rights
  • Commissioner of Revenue Allocation

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Essential information

Course Code

P-M1M2 (P-M1M2P for part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study

School of Law

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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The Law department have up to four full fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates at Warwick. We have one award available to female LLM applicants who are nationals of and resident in Pakistan. The award will cover the full tuition fee for the year of study.

Additional Course Costs

There are no other integral aspects of the course where additional costs are incurred.

We may offer extracurricular events (trips) but these are not an integral part of the programme.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.