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Human Rights Law (Part-Time)
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Human Rights Law (Part-Time)

Middlesex University
London, United Kingdom
On campus
2 Years

Program Description

This course is designed to enable students to specialise in subjects related to human rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of international and regional human rights regimes and mechanisms, and critical assessment of their suitability to address contemporary challenges, such as the impact of business on the enjoyment of rights.

Course highlights:

- Learn from experts who are actively engaged in improving human rights around the world, including Elvira Dominguez-Redondo who worked to protect human rights defenders in Mexico and led the creation of the first LLM in Human Rights In Iraq, at Duhok University, Kurdistan.
- Take advantage of the opportunities available to undertake extra-curricular research activities.
- Take part in the European Law Moot Court Competition or the European Human Rights Court Competition by being selected for the Middlesex School of Law team.
- There may also be internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations or in the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre on campus.

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Business and Human Rights

European Human Rights Law and Practice

International Human Rights Law

Legal Research Skills

European Human Rights Law and Practice

This module engages you with the legal, political and philosophical perspectives of the legal frameworks, institutions and remedies available to protect fundamental rights in Europe, both under the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights. - (20 Credits) Compulsory

International Human Rights Law

Provides an in-depth understanding of the international human rights law framework under the United Nation organisations and ability to assess its efficacy engaging the complementary American, African and Asian regional systems of promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. - (20 Credits) Compulsory

Legal Research Skills

This module equips you with essential research skills necessary to complete a master's of law successfully, including the technical and conventional systems governing academic writing and the principles and practice followed in legal reasoning. - (20 Credits) Compulsory


In-depth knowledge of human rights law equips students with skills across several legal disciplines and opens career possibilities in public and private bodies working in sectors concerning:

  • public law
  • family law
  • discrimination
  • immigration
  • housing
  • actions against the police
  • employment or business law

Our team of world renowned lecturers will provide the latest thinking and practice on legal issues. Our students benefit from their considerable network of contacts and connections within their sectors, notably for internship opportunities within international and domestic organisations, such as:

  • the United Nations
  • our on-campus litigation centre
  • the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC)
  • the Legal Advice Centre
  • and a range of local companies providing professional legal services

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