Taught course

Development and Human Rights

Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. It examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives and is taught by a team of leading academics in their fields.

Students will be encouraged to apply legal theory, social and political theory and research tools in analysing and understanding development and human rights, as well as being taught key historical and policy dimensions and concepts.

Modules typically include:

• Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention

• Rights Based Approaches to Development

• International Human Rights Law

• International Security in the Asia Pacific

• Women and Politics

• War, Identity and Society

• Civil Society and International Development

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0)1792 606752