Taught course

Development and Human Rights (Extended)

Institution
Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

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

September

Course content

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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.

The Extended MA (EMA) is a 240-credit postgraduate qualification that is equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is thus a recognised Masters qualification throughout the European Union. The EMA is a standard UK MA plus an additional 60 credits (30 ECTS) and this additional coursework is undertaken in one semester at a partner institution overseas. The EMA is therefore not only an EU recognised postgraduate qualification it also adds a study abroad experience thus enhancing the qualification’s employability credentials. The partner institution for EMA Development and Human Rights is the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Human Rights in the College of Law at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD).

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, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics

• 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 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

MA

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Arts and Humanities
Email
pgahadmissions@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 606752