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OverviewThis course offers a mixture of international human rights law, development studies and refugee studies modules. Youll explore contemporary debates in the context of specific countries and themes. Youll gain knowledge of the protection of international human rights within the context of international development and refugee practice and the role of a rights-based approach to international development practice.EmployabilityYoull graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in
This course offers a mixture of international human rights law, development studies and refugee studies modules. You'll explore contemporary debates in the context of specific countries and themes. You'll gain knowledge of the protection of international human rights within the context of international development and refugee practice and the role of a rights-based approach to international development practice.
You'll graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the fields of law, human rights and development (either in the UK or abroad) as advisors, experts, researchers and policy makers.
With a background in law, you might practise in human rights, immigration and asylum, and public law.
With a development studies background you might go on to practice in the NGO sector employing a rights-based approach to development.
Through our growing pool of visiting fellows and professors, the Law Department has developed a strong network of contacts with leading law practitioners in the UK. Many members of the Law Department are practitioners, or retain strong links with the legal profession. We enjoy strong links with a number of leading European Law Faculties, including Universitie Cergy Pontoise in France, INHOLLAND University in the Netherlands and Zagreb University in Croatia.
Teaching and learning
LSBU Law has a strong set of experts, consultants and international advisors in the field of Human Rights and hosts a number of annual events and conferences.
Head of the Law Department, Andy Unger, has worked as a consultant in former communist countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia. In the South Caucuses, his most recent working has been with the British East-West Centre, designing and supervising the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded projects offering human rights training to lawyers and justice officials in the region.
Students should have an LLB (Hons) Law degree at 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division. Students also have UK graduates with a non Law degree (2:2) and relevant knowledge and experience. Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and academics.
LSBU has strong links with businesses and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into their course development and helps students to form useful career connections and gain valuable work experience.
Work placements and experience feature on many LSBU courses, and many courses are accredited by, or produced in collaboration with leading industry bodies.
Where you'll study
103 Borough Road
Kensington and Chelsea