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Key information
University Bangor University
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 2023/24 Entry – £8,250 (Domestic) , £17,000 (Non-Domestic)
Application deadline(s) June 30 (September intake), October 31 (January intake)
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Founded in 1884 and based in beautiful North Wales, Bangor University offers a unique Masters of Laws that combines the study of International Human Rights Law with International Criminal Law in a single programme.

The programme is designed to provide students with the legal knowledge and understanding necessary to tackle and confront some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as climate change, artificial intelligence, global migration, unlawful military interventions and crimes against humanity.  We want our students to emerge as competent human rights professionals, ready and able to contribute to resolving these critical challenges, whether that be at a national, regional or international level.

Students are required to take three core modules: International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and Legal Research Methods. Additionally, students will undertake a dissertation that allows them to research in depth an issue of particular interest to them under the close supervision of an expert member of staff.

In addition to the above, students select three modules from a range of options that may include International Climate Change Law and Policy, Contemporary Issues in International Environmental Law, Business and Human Rights, Public International Law, Cultural Heritage in International Law, and Comparative International Criminal Justice (see our website for the full range of options).

At Bangor University, Masters modules are taught through a seminar-style format.  This allows students to get to know each other and encourages discussion and group work. Additionally, it allows us to get to know our students and their future career aspirations. Throughout all modules, members of staff draw on their own professional experiences to inspire students and offer advice on career options, be that with international and regional bodies (such as the UN), non-governmental bodies organisations (for example, Human Rights Watch) or within the private sector (where demand for those with human rights qualifications is rapidly growing).

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