Human Rights Law at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme offers graduates in law and other disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. The programme is intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in an evolving human rights culture. Ranked 6th in the UK for Law (Times Good University Guide 2023)

  • focus on how human rights law shapes, and is shaped by, real-life contexts
  • learn from academic experts and leading legal and public sector practitioners
  • study with students from a range of professional backgrounds and academic disciplines
  • opportunity to be awarded credits for a field dissertation based on research within a non-governmental organisations, in the UK or overseas


Compulsory classes: International Human Rights Law, European Human Rights Law, Human Rights Protection in the UK, International Migration Law, Legal Research. Optional classes: International Climate Change Law, Surveillance, Tech and Crime Control, Punishment and Processes of Penal Change, Childhood and Crime, Business and Human Rights, Global Environmental Law: Issues of Sustainability and Equity, International Criminal Justice, Theory and Principles of Conflict Resolution.

Assessment method

Classes will be assessed by a mixture of written exams, presentations and course work comprising research essays, typically of 3,500-4,000 words.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a related discipline. Entry may be possible with a lower second-class Honours degree, if you also have suitable professional qualifications and/or considerable appropriate experience. Please note: a Law degree is not a prerequisite for entry to this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8850 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8850 Year 1
Scotland £8850 Year 1
Wales £8850 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Participants in the Field Dissertation will be responsible for the costs of flights, visas, and accommodation and living expenses while overseas. As a guide, such costs have been in the region of £1,500 to £2,500 per student.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

Human Rights Law at University of Strathclyde - UCAS