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Human Rights and Social Enterprise MA

Human Rights and Social Enterprise MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Enterprises Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights Civil Law Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This is a unique course within the UK which will lead to a comprehensive, historical and critical understanding of human rights alongside a thorough appreciation of social enterprises, project planning, budgeting and an understanding of voluntary and charitable sector contributions that support human rights in practice. Theoretically, both the 'harder', normative framework for human rights established following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 'softer' side of rights formation emerging 'from the people' will be explored. Pedagogically, ideas around human rights 'from above' and 'from below' will enrich thinking during this course. Practically, social enterprise will be a key aspect of this course, allowing for support of students wishing to set up social enterprises following their studies.

The course will lead to a comprehensive, historical and critical understanding of human rights, alongside social enterprises, project planning, budgeting, research, monitoring and evaluation, securing funding, and an understanding of voluntary and charitable sector contributions that support human rights in practice. In this respect, the course has been designed for students who are interested in establishing their own local, national or international based social enterprise utilising the theoretical, substantive and practical skills gained throughout. It is also designed for students who may also wish to enter into or enhance their knowledge, skills and competencies for work in the voluntary, charitable, governmental and inter-governmental sectors.

Career prospects

This MA programme is designed for those who wish to develop or enhance careers in a range of professional contexts in the human rights or humanitarian fields. Graduates have gone on to work for major international charities, as well as several UN agencies, businesses, academia and in government.

Modules

Social Enterprise (NEWHRSE2)Mandatory - Core
Human Rights and Social Justice (NEWHRSE1)Mandatory - Core
Optional Dissertation in Human Rights and Social Enterprise (NEWHRSE5)Mandatory - Core
Models and Methods of Social Investigation (ASS010-6)Mandatory - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

13,750

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

University information

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. These are: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The University is constantly investing in its campuses and facilities, having opened a brand new, four-storey STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building in September 2019. They have also invested in a high-tech, seven-storey...more