MA Human Rights - Law/Political Science Pathway (Standard Route) / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
This MA Human Rights course will appeal particularly to you if you have an interest in the political, legal and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course provides 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, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.
The central focus of the degree addresses the pressing questions relating to human rights, through the compulsory course units and varied optional course units. This `standard route' course is designed for students for who are interested in 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.
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.
|Human Rights Law||LAWS60291||30||Mandatory|
|Dissertation Research Design||POLI60312||15||Mandatory|
|Human Rights in World Politics||POLI70492||15||Mandatory|
|Ethics & Genetics and Genomics||CSEP60192||15||Optional|
|Global Health Law and Bioethics||CSEP60222||15||Optional|
|The Politics and Governance of Development||MGDI60391||15||Optional|
|Civil Society & Public Action||MGDI60521||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.