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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course explores how human rights are connected to politics, culture, institutions, movements and values. It can help you start or promote a career in areas such human rights advocacy, policy or communication. You will examine the history, status and scope of human rights, and gain essential practical skills required in the field, e.g. advanced research training, campaign design, policy analysis and impact evaluation. You will receive support to arrange a placement in a human rights or social justice organisation as part of the course, to gain valuable practical experience. Previous student placements have been undertaken at Liberty, Peace Brigades International, Amnesty International, and Refugee Action.

You will benefit from exceptional teaching by enthusiastic human rights specialists and will acquire essential practical skills required in the field, e.g. 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. Assessment: Essays, reports, project work, presentations, dissertation or applied research project.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The module is designed to support other content-led teaching, especially the relevant core modules. In the first semester you are encouraged to apply skills to their course modules and evaluate what constitutes reliable, accurate and verifiable information. In the second semester you design a research proposal drawing on the lessons from the first semester. This will then form the foundation for you researching and writing a dissertation over the summer.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,190

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need one or more of the following: a second-class degree or above or equivalent; and/or relevant non-certified learning or work experience. We particularly welcome applications from people working in human rights organisations.

University information

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