Mon, 03 Jan 2022

Master of Laws in International Human Rights now offered at Horizon Campus

Horizon Campus, a leading Non-state higher education institution has now ventured into the Post-graduate Legal market with the introduction of the LLM in International Human Rights in partnership with Birmingham City University, UK.

Horizon, as a recognised Ministry of Higher Education degree awarding institution, has been a Recognised Centre for the University of London International Programmes, delivering the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) over the past 8 years. It is with this experience and credentials that it has ventured into partnering with BCU to conduct lectures on the Master of Laws programme, commencing September this year.

The programme is one year in duration with 6 core subjects plus a dissertation being undertaken by the student, during this period. The beauty of the programme is the fact that any degree holder from any discipline could enter the programme, provided you have obtained the equivalent of a Second Class Lower from a reputed University.

This provides a leeway for professionals to venture into the learning and specialising in another field irrespective of their undergraduate field of study. Attorneys at Law, who do not possess a First degree are also encouraged to apply, where their applications will be taken up by the University on a case by case basis to approve eligibility for the programme.

The Masters programme will expose you to the fundamental aspects of International Human Rights, inclusive of Woman & Children’s Rights, Refugees and displaced persons, international Criminal Law etc… and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine the impact of International human rights and the protection of these rights within national constitutions and local legal settings.

This programme will also encourage you to critically evaluate the conflict between local and international standards in terms of Human rights and protection of human rights in the World Order.

In order to facilitate the academic quality of the programme, Horizon Campus has also contracted the services of leading Human Rights lawyers and academics to lecture on the programme, which it believes will give the best possible support for students to reap the benefits of reading for a Masters in Law.

Birmingham City University (BCU) was initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843 and was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. A £125 million extension to its campus in the city centre of Birmingham, part of the Eastside development of a new technology and learning quarter, is opening in two stages, with the first phase having opened in 2013. It is the second largest of five universities in the city, the other four being Aston University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, and Newman University. Roughly half of the university’s full-time students are from the West Midlands, and a large percentage of these are from ethnic minorities. The university runs access and foundation programmes through an international network of associated universities and further education colleges, and has the highest intake of foreign students in the Birmingham area.

One may ask why choose BCU? The University boasts a well-recognized tutorial staff with recognition around the world for their excellent industry connections and research impact. Leading educationist such as Prof. David Wilson, an Eminent criminologist, who law students would immediately recognise, sits as a faculty staff of the School of Law. Likewise other leading academics in the chosen fields are recruited by the University to deliver on the respective programmes of study.

Furthermore, The University also boasts of leading Professional accreditations across the courses of study. Accreditations act as endorsements, making you more desirable to employers; they can also give you exemptions in your further study.

Classes are scheduled to commence on the 26th of September 2020. For further details, please contact Jayomi on 0713 531 531 or 0114 365 555

Written By : Horizon Admin

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