MA Human Rights - Political Science (Standard Route) / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts (MA)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
When assessing your academic record we consider your degree subject, grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
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- Study the legal and political issues surrounding human rights in a top UK internationally recognised institution with world-class research facilities.
- Collaborate with dedicated staff and an internationally diverse peer group who share a passion for advancing human rights.
- Develop your interest in the theoretical issues around human rights at a university committed to making a real difference in the society.
- We're one of the top five Politics departments in the UK (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
On this day, you will find out more about the School, our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information, see open days and visits .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000
UK students (per annum): £5,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
For more information, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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