Students have the opportunity to study a range of human rights law subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Law has world renowned academics in this field, with extensive experience of working with and advising the UN, the EU, national and international governments and organisations. Consequently the School attracts students from around the globe, which enriches both the student and learning experience, providing first hand comparative awareness and understanding of how other jurisdictions protect human rights.
At postgraduate level students can choose to study a Masters LLM in Human Rights Law or select human rights law modules as part of their LLM. Queen Mary also offers a range of human rights legal areas in which students may research for their doctorates (PhD). Postgraduate students at Queen Mary qualify for access to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and their world class library and collection of human rights resource materials.
Human Rights Law Programmes at Queen Mary
- QLLM038 Human Rights of Women
- QLLM059 International Law on the Rights of the Child
- QLLM127 International Human Rights Law
- QLLM129 European Human Rights Law
- QLLM130 Terrorism and Human Rights
- QLLM167 Indigenous Rights; Selected Issues in Practice and Theory
- QLLM168 International Law and Indigenous Peoples
- QLLM170 Cultural Diversity and the Law
- QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives
Undergraduate law students may choose to study International Human Rights Law and UK Human Rights Law modules.
Students and the Human Rights Collegium
Uniquely, undergraduate and postgraduate students will have the opportunity to take up a number of internships at the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), which is based in the School of Law. The internships are designed to give students the valuable experience of working on a range of current human rights issues with a leading non-governmental organisation. This has the advantage of giving students supervised work experience in human rights law.
Students will also be able to attend the evening and lunch time guest lectures and a range of other activities and benefit from London being the home to a large number of major human rights organisations including Amnesty International, Article 12, and Interights.