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LL.M. in International Human Rights Law

LL.M. in International Human Rights Law


An opportunity to specialise in the area of International Human Rights Law for great career opportunities

The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period. 

Please note: The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent ​

Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Human Rights Law at Griffith College?

The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law offers students the opportunity to specialise in International Human Rights Law, to facilitate enhanced career opportunities, or to lay the foundations for PhD study.

  • Adopts an international focus on Human Rights Law, unique to Griffith College's postgraudate law courses.
  • Evening lecturers make it possible to obtain an LL.M with work or other daytime commitments.
  • Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of Human Rights Law such as Social and Economic Rights, International Children's Rights Law, International Asylum and Immigration Law and International Humanitarian Law.
  • Students will acquire highly transferable skills, including research, client handling, presentation skills, attractive to a wide range of sectors outside law including in the civil or foreign service, or in NGOs.
  • A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape

Course Highlights

  • Unique International Human Rights Law focus
  • Experienced lecturers who are experts in their field
  • Small class sizes mean more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
  • Evening time lectures mean that it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring.

  • September 2021 *
  • February 2022 *

*subject to sufficient numbers

What our students say


"The dissertation element of the LL.M. prepares students who are thinking of undertaking a Ph.D. for the research and discipline that will be needed to complete a doctoral thesis."

Claire Michelle Smyth
LL.M. International Human Rights Law 2011

"I relocated to Australia after completing my LL.M. It soon became apparent that my LL.M was highly regarded and relevant to a number of industries here. I have spent the last 2 years as a senior advisor for contracts and governance in a statutory authority engaged in civil aviation."

John Keating
LL.M. International Commerical Law 2011

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