University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Development Law and Human Rights (Taught)

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Course summary

Our International Development Law and Human Rights LLM adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine the relationship between development, human rights and global justice with a particular focus on the global South. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Warwick Law School was ranked 6th out of 67 Law Departments in terms of its Research Environment; 7th in terms of the Quality of its Research and 10th overall. We will challenge you to think critically and creatively about the theory and practice of law for social justice. Course overview This course enables you to consider the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach which critically examines the place of law within its wider political, social, economic and global contexts in its engagement with issues such as globalisation, economic regulation, climate justice, citizenship (and migration), gender justice and social activism. As part of your learning, you will gain knowledge and experience in key areas of theoretical debates and substantive law, and develop skills of policy and legal analyses, reflexive public advocacy and cause lawyering. You will pursue independent research and be involved in group work and presentations. In all of this, you will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about issues of development, rights and justice.

Course details

Modules

Core modules

  • Theory and Practice of International Development Law and Human Rights
  • Legal Research and Writing Skills
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Approaches to Global Justice
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Gender, Law and the Global Economy
  • International Criminal Law
  • Climate Change and Development
  • Civil Society and Activism
To read more about the modules for this course, please visit the Law School website.

Assessment method

All IDLHR modules will be assessed by essay rather than examination. The core module will be assessed by your dissertation proposal (10%) and your completed dissertation (90%). Assessment methods of optional modules may include essays, examinations, portfolios and presentations. We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in law or a related subject with a law component. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.


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