MA Human Rights - Political Science (Research Route) / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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 who wish to progress to PhD study. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. You will benefit from research and teaching initiatives which touch on important global issues.
The course will provide you with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows you exposure to developments in international politics and political theory in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.
You must first check the schedule of the compulsory units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.
Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Dissertation Research Design||POLI60312||15||Mandatory|
|Ethics in World Politics||POLI70451||15||Mandatory|
|Human Rights in World Politics||POLI70492||15||Mandatory|
|Theories of Rights||POLI70722||15||Mandatory|
|Philosophy of Politics Research||POLI70771||15||Mandatory|
|Foundational and advanced perspectives on qualitative research||SOCY60230||0||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Quantitative Methods||SOST70511||15||Mandatory|
|Gender Inequality: Theory and Evidence||MGDI60202||15||Optional|
|The Politics and Governance of Development||MGDI60391||15||Optional|
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School of Social Sciences students are supported by the first-class resources, in addition to the networked study areas and with access to one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.