Taught course

Human Rights - Political Science

The University of Manchester · Politics
MAMA by research

Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Months of entry


Course content

Can there be space for human rights in world affairs?

Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics?

These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the course and are addressed through the compulsory course units.

This 'standard route' course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage.

It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course provides you with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context.

It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows student's exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 1296