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MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business) Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights War Studies Politics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Who is this programme for?:

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claim, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention.

Teaching & Learning
Knowledge

Learning outcomes acquired in the following ways:

Students are required to attend all classes (lectures and seminars), study extensively on their own and prepare assessed as well as non-assessed work regularly.
Through core module lectures and seminars as well as through assessed work including group discussions.
Through teaching in core and optional modules.

Assessment: Through unseen examinations, assessed coursework essays and a dissertation.

Intellectual (thinking) skills

Learning outcomes as above acquired in the following ways:

These are fostered in all modules offered in the program where the information students receive needs to be assessed critically and conflicting interpretations arising from the same information discussed.
Students are encouraged not simply to summarise evidence and arguments but through application of critical questioning to develop their own assessments of the relative value of a range of arguments/sources of evidence.
Through the structure and content of the core module in conflict, rights and justice and other program and optional modules.
Students will prepare class presentations on topics selected from the core module and options reading lists.
They also carry out individual, independent dissertation work, including refining a broad ‘topic’ into a narrower, manageable and more precise research question/hypothesis.

Assessment: Through unseen examinations, assessed coursework essays and a dissertation.

Subject-based practical skills

Learning outcomes as above acquired in the following ways:

Through independent work for dissertations and preparation for class presentations.
Through work on own, departmental dissertation guidance notes and meetings, meetings with supervisor.
Through required regular readings for weekly seminar discussions.
Through demonstration in lectures, through discussion in seminars, through questions in exams.

Assessment: Through unseen examinations, assessed coursework essays and a dissertation..

Transferable skills

Learning outcomes as above acquired in the following ways:

Through seminar presentations, discussions, group work and essays.
Through essays, project and dissertation
Through group project work.
Through classroom participation in seminars

Assessment: Through unseen examinations, assessed coursework essays and a dissertation.

Different course options

Full time | SOAS, University of London | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module focuses on the history, institutions and politics of the global human rights regime, and considers its future prospects. It begins with a look at the current contested history of human rights asking why myths about their origins are so persistent and at how their advocates claim they impact on the world. We also look at whether or not we ought to see human rights as ?Western? and at the relationship between global human rights institutions at the local, national and transnational levels.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

University information

SOAS University of London is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a taught or research degree. SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories. SOAS...more