Taught course

International Human Rights Practice

Leeds Beckett University · Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Equip yourself with an advanced understanding of the complex laws and principles that arise from working in international human rights, as you prepare for a wide-ranging career in this demanding field.

You will explore the issues of international human rights, including political, economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental challenges. As you develop your knowledge, you will evaluate and apply theories to a range of complex and open-ended problems and scenarios such as whose rights should be protected, by whom and with what mechanisms, while staying mindful of ethical issues.

This course will enable you to tailor your learning to suit your career requirements or personal interests - you could choose to study criminal investigations, torture, non-violent methods during conflict or new security threats to human rights.

You will also enhance your skills in data analysis, budgeting, presentation and interpretation, which will be valuable whether you wish to pursue a career in academic research or international human rights organisations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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