Human Rights - Political Science (Standard Route) MA
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- Degree awarded
- MA: full-time 12 months, part-time 24 months
- Entry requirements
UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in a cognate subject.
Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).
- How to apply
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The MA in Human Rights focuses on the pressing questions of human rights. Can there be space for human rights in world affairs? Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics? These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the degree and are addressed through the compulsory course units. This `standard route' course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course provides students with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows student's exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.
Course Director: Dr Liam Shields
Tel: 0161 275 4887
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
International students (per annum): £14,500
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250
International students (per annum): £7,250
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
- Academic department
- School of Social Sciences
- Contact name
- Zoe Woodend
- +44 (0)161 275 1296
- +44 (0)161 275 2450
- Academic department overview
See: School Subjects