Taught course

International Politics and Human Rights

City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will usually need to have a good honours degree in any subject, but we also welcome applications from those with substantial experience in human rights organisations, NGOs, social services, journalism and other related sectors. If your first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: -IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest -TOEFL (internet based): 100 - 105

Months of entry


Course content

By developing a coherent and balanced mixture of theoretical approaches with a study of cases and global issues, the course enables you to view world events from an informative and knowledgeable position.

This course, along with other human rights courses at City, has expanded rapidly, recruiting a diverse range of students from all corners of the world. Given the location and the interests of staff in the diverse dimensions of globalisation, the course is particularly appropriate for those who are interested in debates about the relationships between civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.

This course offers you a stronger understanding of human rights issues at the global level, rather than the country level.
You complete six taught modules: three compulsory core modules and three electives. You also take part in a dissertation workshop and produce a dissertation over the summer.

We will teach you through a combination of lectures, classes and seminars, taking place in the first and second academic periods (September-April).
The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by 100% coursework. However, some modules outside of the department may have different assessment methods so please check carefully. You are required to obtain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment components.

The dissertation of 15,000 words accounts for one-third of the total marks for the MA degree.

Information for international students

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for: -Students on courses of more than 6 months -Students on courses of less than 6 months -Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Fees and funding

-Full-time EU: £7,500
-Part-time EU: £4,000
-Full-time Non EU: £11,500
Please note that, for part-time courses, the tuition fee is likely to increase by a small percentage in subsequent years.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Amber Jones
+44 (0)20 7040 4567