LLM (International Human Rights Pathway)

Amy Knowles

International Human Rights Law LLM

What course are you currently studying?     

I’m studying for the LLM (International Human Rights Law pathway).

Why did you choose postgraduate study at the University of Liverpool?

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester but wanted my postgraduate studies to be both part-time and specialising in human rights law. I grew up in-between the two cities and have always loved Liverpool, plus the course here looked perfect for me so I thought I’d give it a go!

What’s the best thing about studying in your department?

The best part of the Law department at Liverpool is the staff. The modules are taught really well, and I’ve found all the academics to be very approachable and helpful.

How do the facilities in the University help you with your studies?

The library at Liverpool is great. It’s open 24/7 and there’s plenty of different study areas to suit everyone’s needs. It’s really important to have a good library especially as postgraduate studies are so independent- I spend a LOT of time there!

What kind of support do you get from tutors?

The support at Liverpool is great, my academic advisor has been fantastic throughout my time at Liverpool for personal support and help with my future career. All the teaching staff are extremely approachable, have drop-in hours set aside every week and are happy to help with any subject-specific queries.

What do you enjoy most about the whole experience?

I’ve enjoyed being able to research the areas of law which I’m most interested in and also the fact that the course is relatively small which has meant that there is much more interesting debate and discussion within seminars.

How do you believe undertaking postgraduate study will help your career prospects?

My studies will help my career prospects as they have given me a much deeper understanding of the areas of the law which I’d like to specialise in, as well as helping me to network and improve my research skills.

What advice would you give to anybody considering postgraduate study?

My advice would be to make the most of your time at the university by getting involved in the Law School, attending all the events that you can and definitely volunteering at the Law Clinic. There are bulletins sent out every week so that you can see what opportunities are available.