Taught course

Equality & Human Rights

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers a unique opportunity for you to gain knowledge about a wide range of equality issues and to think across the dimensions of inequality.

  • The programme responds to radical changes in approaches to equalities and human rights in Scotland, the UK and beyond.
  • Taught by a team of specialists from a range of areas of inequality, including gender, racism, sexuality, disability and faith, the programme looks at what equality and human rights mean and what practical steps can be taken to achieve them.
  • You will examine the major causes of inequality today and how the idea that certain groups are less equal than others emerged. You will also study what sustains that idea and how these groups are interrelated.
  • If you are interested in going on to study for a PhD, there is a closely-related MRes in Equality and Human Rights which combines a grounding in the subject with advanced research training.

Programme Structure

You will take two core and four optional courses, as well as submit a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.

Core courses

  • Equality and human rights
  • Methods of social research.

Optional courses

  • The disabling society
  • Sexualities and society
  • Racism and modernity
  • Religion in society
  • Class and stratification
  • Gender in society.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£14500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/equalityhumanrightsmsc/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Clair Clarke
Email
Clair.Clarke@glasgow.ac.uk