|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Engage in a discourse on human rights law, informed by thinking on rights from political, sociological, philosophical, economic and historical perspectives. You are presented with the theoretical foundations, substantive knowledge, and evaluative tools for you to understand and respond to national, regional, and international legal and political developments.
Our LLB Law and Human Rights develops your critical awareness of the nature of law within its social, political, sociological, philosophical, economic and historical contexts.
At Essex we are actively engaged in debates about the meaning of justice in the UK and beyond. Our Human Rights Centre is a recognised international leader. Through our work with the United Nations, governments, human rights organisations and corporations all over the world, we bring a global outlook to our teaching.
As a law and human rights student, not only will you learn legal rules, but you will also consider the function of law in society, the philosophy of law, policy issues and law reform. You study topics including:
- Global distributive justice and human rights
- Current issues in UK human rights law
- The protection of human rights in the UK
- Freedom of thought and expression
- European human rights law
At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and we are among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World University rankings (2015).
Our law course will develop your intellectual and critical faculties, encourage you to think independently and teach you to present rational, coherent and accurate arguments orally and in writing. It will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career.
Academic, Legal and Professional Skills
Foundations of Property Law
Foundations of Public Law
Foundations of Human Rights
Career Management Skills
Foundations of the Law of Obligations
Law of the European Union
Social Dimensions of Human Rights
Public Law II
Human Rights Organisations: International and Regional Institutions
Career Management Skills
Equity and Trusts
Final Year Research Project
Selected Issues in Human Rights
Public Law II (optional)
Race Equality Law I (optional)
Our graduates pursue careers in the law and in a wide range of other sectors including business and commerce, accountancy, insurance, banking, central and local government, academia, teaching, social work and the police force.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.