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Human Rights - Law/ Political Science Pathway (Research Route) MA

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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

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Course description

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 research route course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to a PhD. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political, legal 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 Richard Child

Tel: 0161 275 4978

Email: Richard.Child@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

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
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,333
    International students (per annum): £9,666
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,166
    International students (per annum): £4,833

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
0161 275 1296
Facsimile
0161 275 2450
Email
Website
www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/postgraduate/index.html
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