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Business and Human Rights

From fake news and climate change to the gig economy, this course will help you understand the human rights impacts of business for your career

Key Facts



LLM (Hons) Business and Human Rights


Degree Duration

12 months


Pathways Available

15 months :3 months pathway + 1 year degree


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Achieving a sustainable global economy requires that businesses respect human rights.
On this course you will learn about the legal regulation and practical tools needed to implement human rights in the marketplace.
Business and human rights expertise is increasingly in demand in legal practice and across established and new industrial sectors, finance, government, the media, and civil society organisations. On this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in this emerging field.
This course combines legal knowledge with insights not just from Law but related disciplines, as well as real life practice.
You will be taught by internationally-recognised experts with experience of advising governments and international businesses, legal practice, and human rights advocacy.

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates of this course can expect to be qualified to pursue careers in: legal practice, industry, finance, central government, development finance institutions, international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, media.

By gaining this degree you could help financial institutions to assess human rights or sustainability risks associated with different kinds of investments. In government, you could design regulations to prevent or remedy business impacts on human rights.

The University of Dundee is “1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law”, Guardian University Guide 2020

Your Pathways


The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian’s Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the
University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful
research, an excellent student experience and a community
campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.

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