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LLM/PG Dip in International Development Law and Human Rights

Standard Duration: 1 year (PG Diploma 7 months), Part-time: 2 years (Home/EU only)

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related Social Sciences discipline with significant legal content

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

On this course you’ll examine the theories and practices of development, social justice and human rights within and across nations. Among the themes explored are the implications of globalisation and its governance regimes, the feminisation of impoverishment, humanitarian and displacement issues, development and human rights, and the implications of environmental degradation.

You’ll develop knowledge, theory and practical skills across the field of international development and human rights law, with the option to specialise further in particular areas. We benefit from close associations with the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, providing you with opportunities to undertake research, capacity-building and other project work aimed at the global promotion of human rights.

Our graduates have developed careers as lawyers and activists in the areas of social justice and human rights; governmental and NGO policy-making; or as academics in law, politics and related fields.

Student profile: Otieno David Ngira -
awarded the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

david no border"With my background in civil society and women’s rights advocacy in Kenya, I find the course intellectually stimulating as it addresses development, law and human rights issues from a broad based theoretical and practical perspective. The diversity of students in class, coupled with robust discussions have enabled me to further understand how human rights and development processes are experienced across different countries."

Read Otieno's full profile


Taught Master's
Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related Social Sciences discipline with significant legal content

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0


Applications should be made online at

Application Deadline

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500

Overseas - Band 2:
Full-time £22,340

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.


The Law School has 4 full fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates at Warwick. Further details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School website