International Human Rights Law LLM/PGDip/PGCert

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2020
  • Entry requirements: You should normally hold a minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree in Law (BA or LLB) or in a relevant field of study.
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For both postgraduate taught and research programmes, the easiest way to make an application is online.

When you have completed the application form you should either submit it online, email it or send it to the address below together with hard copies or scans of the following supporting documentation:

  • School or college transcripts/certificates
  • University transcripts and certified translations if applicable
  • Degree certificates
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency (EU and international applicants only)
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (on letter headed paper, signed and dated)
  • Research proposal (for certain MRes/MPhil/PhD applicants only)
  • Brief Research Proposal (for Egyptology MA programmes)
  • A sample of academic writing (for English MA programmes)

NB: We would advise that photocopies and scanned documents are acceptable at application stage. However, originals will be required should your application be successful

If you are unable to apply online, you can apply by downloading a copy of the relevant Postgraduate Application Form and returning it to us by post or email.

Admissions Team

University of Liverpool
Foundation Building
Brownlow Hill
L69 7ZX

UK applications:

International and EU applications:

Research applicants

Students applying for self-funded research degrees (MPhil/PhD/MD) should follow these steps:

  • Check the research interests detailed on the relevant department’s website to see if we can offer expert supervision in your chosen area of specialisation.
  • Prepare a brief research proposal to outline the research project you would like to undertake.
  • Submit a full application with all supporting documents, including a clear statement on how you intend to fund your research degree.
  • The Admissions Team will acknowledge receipt of your application and will pass it to the appropriate academic department(s) for consideration.

Acknowledgement of your application

The Postgraduate Admissions Team will acknowledge receipt of your application and will pass it to the Programme Director and/or appropriate academic department(s) for consideration.

Students with disabilities

We welcome applications from students with disabilities and consider them on the same academic grounds as those of other students. If you have a disability, medical condition and/or support needs it is important that you inform the University so that you receive appropriate support. To discuss your situation or to obtain a copy of the University’s booklet, “A guide to support and services for students with disabilities,” please contact a member of the Disability Advice and Guidance Team on T:+44 (0)151 794 4714 / 6676 or at

Admissions policy

Full details of the admissions procedures for taught programmes may be found in the University's Postgraduate Taught Admissions Policy, which is available on our Postgraduate Taught Policy page.

International students

Please note, it is a mandatory requirement for some postgraduate applicants, who need Entry Clearance to study in the UK, to have an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. It is your responsibility to check if this scheme applies to you. See our ATAS page for more information.

Representatives overseas

In some countries the University works with local representatives who can provide more information and help you with the application process.  For further details, please visit our International pages.


Although the University does not have an official deadline by which postgraduate applications should be received, it is strongly advised that applications are made as soon as possible. This is particularly so for International Students, as an offer letter is required as part of the VISA admissions process to the UK and sufficient time must be left to complete this process.