Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

LLM International Human Rights Law

The LLM in International Human Rights Law offered by Sussex Law School is closely linked to the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research. Our LLM attracts students from across the globe, and current students include human rights practitioners and activists. This ensures a vibrant and dynamic learning experience, where students not only learn from tutors but also from each other. In recent years, the student cohort has organised off-timetable sessions where they teach each other about a specific human rights challenge of particular interest to them.

In addition to being invited to participate in the activities of the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research, students are also able to benefit from the expertise of Centre members through our broad variety of optional modules (see here for an up to date list of our optional modules). Notably, students are given a unique opportunity to put law into practice in the Human Rights Law Clinic module.

The LLM in International Human Rights Law accepts applications for study on a full time and part time basis. We have a diverse student body, and welcome applications from those with a range of different experiences and backgrounds.

Annual trip to The Hague

The LLM programme in Sussex Law School organises an annual three-day student visit to key International Tribunals and International Organisations at The Hague, Netherlands. The Hague visit involves a busy schedule of Court and Organisation visits, along with thought-provoking seminars from legal practitioners in the areas of international criminal law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The Hague visit includes opportunities to network with legal practitioners and to visit the major landmarks in international legal history and practice located in The Hague. 

Group photo of people standing in front of stair case with Christmas trees either side of the group.Visit to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone 2022


Group of students posing outside International Court of Justice buildingVisit to the International Court of Justice 2020


Group of students posing for photo crowded round the International Criminal Court signVisit to the International Criminal Court 2020


Group of students outside a building with tress in background posing for photoVisit to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon 2020 


Further information

For further information, please consult the postgraduate prospectus.

If you have any more specific queries or wish to discuss your suitability for the course, please contact the course convenor, Dr Stephanie Berry.