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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

This course examines the human rights actors, activities and mechanisms used to define and protect human rights. A key concept is the role of practitioners/activists in the field. The course deals with political developments in the UK, in Europe and internationally, and explores the extent to which human rights are enshrined in and supported by deeper politics and culture, and by institutions, structures, movements and values.

You will benefit from exceptional teaching by enthusiastic human rights specialists and will acquire essential practical skills required in the field, eg advanced research training, campaign design and impact evaluation. You will also be supported in preparing your dissertation, in which you will research an area of interest in depth. You will have the opportunity to arrange a placement in a human rights organisation, increasing your employability in the field.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-17

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-17

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Human Rights: Architectures, Actors, Activism - Core

This module is one of two core modules for students on the MA Human Rights, and can be taken as an option by some students in related fields who are interested in learning about the human rights architecture, its actors and their activism. It is aimed at clarifying central themes in the history and evolution of human rights, and looks also at the institutions and mechanisms operating at the international and regional levels to protect, promote and defend human rights. Through case studies, students will learn about the roles, functions and activities of key human rights actors and institutions at the international, regional and domestic levels. The module will include a critical evaluation of the challenges facing human rights actors and institutions in defending, protecting and promoting human rights and end with a critical consideration of the interplay between human rights actors, institutions and activism.

Strategies for Achieving Human Rights - Core

This module is one of two core modules for the students on the MA Human Rights, and can be taken as an option by some students in related fields who are interested in learning about practical strategies for campaigning for human rights. The main premise of this module is to critically assess the possibility of achieving human rights in various different contexts. Students will explore what is meant by human rights and the protection of human rights. They will consider, in detail, the scope and content of a number of core rights. Through case studies illustrating various campaign methods and strategies, students will gain practical knowledge of how to design and deliver campaigns that have impact. They will simulate practitioners in the field and gain relevant expertise in campaign design. This module blends contemporary debates and contested issues with practical strategies of how to achieve the protection of human rights.

Dissertation - Core

The Masters programme culminates in the dissertation, an extended project that allows the student to engage in independent research, applying and developing the content of the taught modules to a topic of their choice. The dissertation is prepared for in Semester 2, and is then fully engaged in what is effectively a third semester. The student's dissertation research is supported by supervision, with the primary emphasis on independent study.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course

£13,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Students need to have a second class degree or above or equivalent and / or relevant non-certified learning or work experience.

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