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Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law by Distance Learning

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Course start date: 28th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

Fees for the programme

The fees for each study option are listed below:

LLM - £8,700
Accelerated LLM - £9,000
Postgraduate Diploma - £6,300
Postgraduate Certificate - £3,500

It is also possible to study an individual module, for interest. Please note that successfully completing the module will not result in any credits being awarded. Outlines of each module can be found under 'Course Content'

The following 15 credit modules can be studied in June 2020 and cost £850 each:

  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Gender and Sexuality in International Law

The following 30 credit modules can be studied in January 2021 and cost £1,700 each:

  • International Child Law
  • Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Minorities in International Law

The following 15 credit modules can be studied in January 2021 and cost £850 each:

  • The European Convention on Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Protection of Refugees in International Law


Upfront Payment Discount

If you pay the full fee (standard or accelerated LLM only) before the start of the course, you may be eligible for £150 discount.


Group Bookings Discount

If you and a colleague(s) are applying for the full LLM programme in 2020, your organisation may be eligible to receive a discount of 20% off the 2nd and subsequent applications. Applications must be received from the same company, on the same course and for the same academic intake. This discount is valid for use with the £150 discount which is applicable if you pay the full LLM fee before the start of the course.


Employers tend to look favourably upon those employees who are interested in developing themselves and investing in their career. Many of our students have received employer sponsorship on the basis of making clear to their employers the advantages that they will be able to offer them both during and after their LLM.

There are many funding options ranging from educational loans and career development loans to scholarships and corporate sponsorship that may be open to you. Many part-time LLM students are sponsored by their companies, whilst others decide to self-finance the course as they prefer to keep their future options open. By far the most popular LLM financing method is an education or career loan available from grant awarding organisations or commercial banks.

It is strongly advised that potential applicants research all available financing options well in advance of submitting their application as many funding sources have strict deadlines for seeking funding. Countries often have their own grant or scholarship awarding bodies which may either be government, commercial or charitable in nature.



If you are a UK or EU national, or have UK ‘settled status’, have lived in the UK or the EU (or wider EEA) for the last 3 years, will be living on the UK on the first day of your course and haven’t been awarded an LLM, MSc, MA, MBA or PhD already, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,906 from the UK Government to study this course. Visit the UK Government site for information, download the PDF guide or call the Student Loan Company +44 (0)30 0100 0031.