The postgraduate taught programmes in International Human Rights Law are advanced courses of study which provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the far-reaching impact of international law on international relations, with a special emphasis on human rights issues and their relevance to domestic law.
Active research interests of staff ensure specifically tailored and distinctive modules, and delivery sometimes takes place with visiting speakers invited to give seminars on the programme.
Please note that the programme code for the Postgraduate Certificate programme is LWHC, and the Postgraduate Diploma is LWHD.
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Why the School of Law?
Long history of legal education
The Liverpool Law School has a proud tradition and over a century’s experience of inspiring and challenging its students to reach their potential.
As members of the Russell Group, our staff are leading experts in their field, producing research of international excellence. Research feeds into teaching at postgraduate level, keeping students informed of the latest developments.
The Liverpool Law School also offers an enthusiastic and energetic environment in which to enjoy the academic study of the law, whilst providing the opportunities to enhance your employability and improve your professional prospects.
Our LLM students are invited to take advantage of the School’s tremendous variety of extra-curricular activities including workshops, talks, training sessions, career events, internships and pro bono projects.
Our students have the opportunity to develop their professional skills through the activities of the School’s Pro-bono Law Clinic. The Liverpool Law Clinic is operated by the Law School in association with members of the local legal community and enables students to enjoy the professional experience of dispensing legal advice to real clients, under the guidance and supervision of Law School staff and practising members of the profession.
Legal Research Training
The Liverpool Law School offers a 12-week Legal Research Training to all students on LLM programmes as an integral part of LLM teaching at Liverpool. It is a forum for contextualising and enhancing the development of research skills, analytical skills, critical thinking skills and academic writing skills that occur in substantive modules. More explicitly, it provides practical and relevant advice on advanced academic research techniques that will help you engage with your studies more effectively.
The Liverpool Law School aims to create an environment that supports students to achieve academically while also encouraging them to enhance their employment prospects through extra-curricular activities. By the end of the course, our Postgraduate students feel empowered, engaged and employable.
The support does not stop there. As an LLM graduate, you can continue to access career support through the University’s Career Studio - helping you with everything you need on your journey to your first graduate job. Liverpool is the best place in Britain to be a young graduate, according to research conducted by Savills estate agency for the Sunday Times, meaning you will be in a great position to enter employment in a range of different professions.