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Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice MA

Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law) Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights Civil Law

Course type


Course Summary

This programme has a strong emphasis on professional development, and how human rights principles can be put into practice through policy and active engagement in these issues. This programme is designed for postgraduates who want to make a significant contribution to the human rights agenda internationally with civil society organisations, governments and the public and private sector. You will be exposed to legal, political, sociological, and anthropological approaches to human rights promotion and protection in a globalised world. Underpinning the programme is an understanding of human rights practice that goes beyond but does not ignore the law. We will use the development, critique, application and consequences of law to understand human rights practice. By the end of the course, you will have gained a holistic understanding of human rights in a broader social and political context. A work placement is central to this programme, which may involve working with the organisations of the state, civil society and the corporate sector. Students go on to work in national and international government and non-governmental agencies, think tanks and the media.

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Full time


2 years

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The module content includes discussion and analysis of the core international human rights instruments, the central discourse and academic debate within the human rights field, and legal and political processes within the international human rights system at the global (UN) and regional levels (Council of Europe, etc.). A moot court that simulates a due process or hearing in the field of human rights will be implemented where students, both orally and in writing, prepare and implement legally based arguments in a simulated court case with the support of human rights agreements and documents. The module encourages, among other things, a critical approach to the opportunities and constraints of justice and legal thinking within the field of human rights, by reflecting the legal perspective on human rights as part of a broader interdisciplinary, problem-oriented and practice-based field.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad.

University information

Located in South West London, the University of Roehampton lies across 54 acres of parkland over two campuses, a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. The University has been consistently ranked as London’s best modern university for three years (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and 2016, Guardian University Guide 2016, The Complete University Guide 2016 and 2017). Post degree programmes across the various...more

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