Taught course

International Human Rights Practice

Institution
Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed on the webpage.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Engage with human rights practice by linking the legal, theoretical and technical skills needed to work in international organisations fighting injustice, oppression and persecution.

You will study contemporary debates in human rights promotion and protection, researching the stories of violations, asylum, surveillance, peacekeeping and torture that are behind many of today's news headlines. Working with your tutors and alongside industry professionals, you will develop the skills to be able to investigate claims of human rights abuses, gather evidence and build cases for legal proceedings.

Your course will also hone your research and project management skills and develop your ability to write compelling funding applications and construct budgets - essential requirements for a career in this area. You could choose to complete a short course to build your knowledge with the PG Cert, take a year to undertake the full taught course with the PG Dip, or achieve the full MA which will involve completing your own in-depth piece of research guided by a supervisor.

Created in collaboration with tutors from our Leeds Law School, your course will provide you with the expertise and practical skills to help protect human rights and tackle abuses.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £5,200
International students
Full time: EU £5,200 Non EU £10,500

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Enquiries
Email
admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 812 3113