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Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights MA (PGCert PGDip)

Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights MA (PGCert PGDip)

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Full time | Grand Parade | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights Conflict Management (Business) Globalisation Politics Legal Rights (Law)

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Course Summary


This MA explores how contemporary politics, conflict and debates about human rights and security are informed by the processes of globalisation.

You will study topics including human rights and humanitarian intervention, the world economy and the changing global order, global governance and the United Nation system.

You will also cover the growth of global networks and movements, global security, conflict resolution and peace-building, international relations and law, global poverty and development, and the politics of sustainability and environmental decline.

Our courses are reviewed and enhanced on an ongoing basis in order to make sure that what you learn with us is relevant and that your course enables you to develop appropriate skills. When you apply to study with us, we will inform you of any new developments in your chosen programme.

Course structure

On the Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights MA, you will:

study key developments and issues in relation to politics, conflict and human rights.
consider these areas within the context of contemporary globalisation
be encouraged to develop an informed and critical understanding of contemporary globalisation
receive close tutorial support.
be able to pursue a wide range of careers as well as opportunities for further postgraduate research.

The programme is founded on the notion that politics, conflict and human rights must now be understood in the context of contemporary globalisation.


This MA is relevant to careers in the public sector, teaching, the media, the legal profession, business, journalism, management and human resources, as well as to further research. You may also seek work in development, charities, non-governmental organisations and the environment, as well as the European Union and the United Nations.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.


You will gain a rich understanding of contemporary global politics and international relations, exploring: rising powers including China and Russia; the United Nations system including the International Criminal Court and Human Rights Council; critical, feminist and decolonial theories of world politics; the contemporary migrant crisis, sustainability and the sustainable development goals.
Dissertation - Core
Research Methods - Core

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Candidates with a 2:2 or lower or who do not have a degree will still be considered for admission if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience or substantial experience of the subject area.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more