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International Development Law and Human Rights (LLM) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • Full-time: P-M1M2
  • Part-time: P-M1M2P
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • LLM
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 years
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Department of Study
  • Law
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


International Development Law and Human Rights LLM adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. Warwick's School of Law, ranked 23rd in the UK, encourages you to think critically and creative practice with a particular focus on the global South.


This course enables you to consider the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach which critically examines the place of law within its wider political, social, economic and global contexts and its engagement with citizenship (and migration), gender, employment, economics and environmental regulation. You will develop skills in social and legal policy analyses, state governance reform, human rights and public international 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.


Core Modules

  • Theory and Practice of International Development Law and Human Rights
  • Legal Research & Writing Skills

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Approaches to Global Justice
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Gender, Law and the Global Economy
  • International Criminal Law
  • Climate Change and Development
  • Civil Society and Activism

You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two, leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part-time, this will be split over two years of study.

Teaching

You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.

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 11 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.

Assessment

Your course will be assessed by essay rather than examination. The core module will be assessed by your dissertation proposal (10%) and your completed dissertation (90%).

We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

Skills from this degree

  • Critical reading and analysis of theoretical, empirical and legal texts
  • Research skills and methods
  • Preparation of diverse forms of written submissions
  • Oral presentations and advocacy skills
  • Group work

Minimum 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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

Warwick Law School has up to four full-fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates. We are also offering a 20% discount on fees for all Warwick graduates.

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.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd; European Commission; HM Government; Hoganlovells Solicitors Corporate; United Nations; West Midlands Police. They have pursued roles such as: barristers and judges; business and financial project management professionals; finance and investment analysts and advisers and legal professionals.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Becoming a Solicitor: The office of tomorrow and how to get there
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • The Journey to the Bar including the BPTC and pupillage applications
  • Becoming a commercially aware lawyer
  • Mooting Master Class
  • Law Fair and Regional Law Firm Networking event
  • What else can I do with a Law degree other than be a Lawyer (alumni presentations & networking)

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.