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This LLM degree in Law, Power and Human Rights is designed to give both law and non-law graduates professional expertise in Human Rights Law.
- In-depth exploration of Human Rights, and the nature of rights and protection of rights
- Open to both law and non-law graduates
- Investigates how law deals with these rights and the protection it affords the state, individuals, institutions
Why study Law, Power and Human Rights?
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death, which can be restricted but never taken away. ‘Power’ is held by the institutions of the state and must be examined in relation to rights.
This LLM degree explores how law deals with these rights and the protection it affords the state, individuals, institutions, and - in an optional module - animals.
The recent #BLM and #ReclaimTheseStreets movements have brought into focus the debate on rights and how we protect these rights.
By studying a law Master's degree you'll be able to not only critically analyse current issues, but also pinpoint potential resolutions. Studying a law degree will also prepare you for future employment by developing your practical legal skills.
Why St Mary's?
This Master's of Law degree will give you a deep and systematic knowledge of Human Rights law, including its evolution, production and impact.
The degree will help you to confidently engage with cutting-edge academic and policy-based material relating to Human Rights law. By doing so, you'll have the ability to conduct advanced research into complex rights-based issues and to propose relevant solutions.
It will also help you develop the skills to express critical and original perspectives on novel problems relating to law and human rights.
St Mary's was ranked 3rd in the UK for postgraduate study in the latest Whatuni Student Choice Awards and is in the top five in the UK for teaching quality according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
The Sunday Times Good University Guide also ranks us in the top 10 for student experience, supported by that fact that we're in the top 10 for safest universities in England and Wales (Complete University Guide).
Dr Judith Bourne
Lecturer - Law