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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-17

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

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

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

University information

Kingston University was named as one of the ‘top 150 young universities in the world’ by the Times Higher Education publication. Postgraduate students will benefit from Graduate Centres, located at each of the four campuses across the city. There are five faculties making up the university: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty of Business and Law Faculty of Health, Social Care and...more

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