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Human Rights and Global Ethics MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law) Ethics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Masters in human rights and global ethics addresses this challenge on both a conceptual and practical level. This degree addresses challenges at both the practical and conceptual level. It also encourages you to appraise all aspects of international politics from the perspective of global ethics, which means considering the rights and wrongs of issues related to institutions, foreign policy and trade. By taking this course you will gain a thorough grounding in key concepts and theories of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and policy perspective on a range of ethical issues.

You will be assessed through a combination of essays, seminar papers and (if you are completing the MA) your dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words.

Our postgraduate degrees are an excellent way to enhance your expertise and career prospects and provide a foundation for a wide range of career options. You may seek to use your knowledge to work in government service, international organisations or areas of political research and journalism. Or you may opt to look for employment in fields such as banking, business or teaching where your MA will be respected as a postgraduate qualification.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leicester | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module discusses the major approaches to classifying rights and human rights. It covers the main political and philosophical accounts of the origins of rights, and encourages you to engage critically with current political controversies surrounding the idea of human rights. It has a focus on the relationship between the state, politics and human rights, and introduces you to the advanced ways in which human rights are quantified and measured in today’s world. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,835

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need 2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more

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