Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Applied Human Rights

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

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Entry requirements

Typically a 2.2 honours degree or above in human rights, law, social science, politics, international development or a related humanities disciplines. We also welcome those who have relevant professional experience and those who wish to apply the practical realisation of human rights within their professional field.

Months of entry


Course content

This multidisciplinary course draws upon the disciplines of law, politics and social science. It provides opportunities to gain the experience and skills needed for employment through work in The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice and with key human rights organisations such as Rights and Humanity.

  • Develop an multidisciplinary understanding of human rights as they exist today in theory, policy, and practice.
  • Experience of organising an event on specific human rights issues
  • Complete in-depth case studies on key challenges to human rights.
  • Learn from experienced practitioners and policy-makers from international human rights organisations.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555