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
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
Please see the funding page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Enquiries
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