Note: the example personal statement (statement of purpose) below is for guidelines only and to help you understand how to write one - do not copy any part of it. While applying to universities, write your own personal statement (statement of purpose) according to your profile for the course you are applying. Please check HERE for detailed guidelines on how to write a personal statement (statement of purpose).
I have made my mind to study LLM International Human Rights Law at University of Bedfordshire (UoB). LLM Human Rights Law is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law.
This course would allow me to gain academic progress sion since it is at higher level qualification than my current qualification LLB (Hons) – on completion, I would achieve a post-graduate qualification and become a master of Law. I would accomplish dvanced knowledge and skills with enhanced competency and ability in the area of International Human Rights.
This LLM course offers a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main region al mechanisms of human rights protection. Further, it provides an overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection.
The course covers several contemporary topics and challenges of international human rights protection including the emergence of the right to development and the so-called third- generation rights; human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-State actors; the crystallisation of group rights, minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights; the challenges posed to international human rights law by international migration and the enhanced need of protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees; women’s rights and the rights of the child, including protection against victims of human trafficking; the crystallisation of general equality and the develop ment of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights.
The course encourages students to critically engage with many of the human rights issues that feature strongly in public debate today, and gain a deep understanding of international human rights law, as well as its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law, war crime, genocide, war against terror, crime against humanity, environmental protection, forced labour, child labour, use of chemical weapon.
From the study, I intend to gain an understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which International Human Rights Law operates; I aim to learn how to analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials within which International Human Rights Law operates, including national statutes, national, European and international law reports, treaties, directives and other relevant materials as appropriate; and apply legal knowledge to a practical situation and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority.
<span style=""line-height:" 1.6em;"="">In addition to the academic knowledge, I will gain a set of professional skill. The study will develop my critical analysis skills; time management and prioritisation skills by working to deadlines; individual and group communication skills by seminar presentations; oral discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving exercises; skills in reading, analysing and synthesising different viewpoints and presenting their findings/conclusions in clear, comprehensible, structured format, with detailed argumentation where appropriate; enable me to utilise problem-solving skills in complex theoretical and practical contexts; to make a critical judgment of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments.
All my previous study areas in LLB under Northern University, Bangladesh have their direct and indirect relations with this LLM qualification’s practical applications and forms vital parts of interrelated branches of human rights that can be violated every which way. Therefore, my past learning will have its vital and influential roles to complement the LLM Human Rights study – without those knowledge, study of Human Rights Law itself will be a qualification with missing parts. I would certainly carry forward that knowledge to enrich the credits of LLM knowledge totals.
The UoB is one of the highly acclaimed universities by international students. In Bangladesh, the university has a large alumnus. It would remain an unexplained secret why it took me so long to join this esteemed institution of knowledge and prestige. The university provides contemporary knowledge with modern syllabus aligned with global demands to reflect changes. The teaching comes with practical applications and simulations of real-world situations, i.e. mock court rooms, trial and arguments, case studies etc. The package comes with latest study resources, rich library, journals, e-learning materials, research facilities – all at very affordable fees. Outside the capital , yet so close to it, the campus buzzes with knowledge mongers from all over the world. It would be life time opportunity to be part of this study environment.