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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides the grounding you need to begin a fulfilling career advocating for and protecting others. You'll cover wide-ranging subjects and issues in human rights and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner. Develop a multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary issues in human rights and social justice. Understand how human rights organisations work in practice. Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course. Take part in the work of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice; Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career. The course provides a supportive learning experience that employs wide-ranging means to impart understanding of contemporary issues from gender violence and radicalisation to asylum and global security. This course prepares you for a career in: human rights law; policy or development work; human rights advocacy; academia or teaching; non-government organisations (NGOs); local and central government services; research and development organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Collegiate Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Researching Human Rights (30 Credits) - Core
The Human Rights Approach And Project Management (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Human Rights In The 21St Century (30 Credits) - Core
Principles Of Human Rights And Social Justice (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 honours degree or above in human rights, law, social science, politics, international development or a related humanities disciplines. We also welcome those who have relevant professional experience and those who wish to apply the practical realisation of human rights within their professional field.