Taught course

Human Rights and Global Ethics

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Politics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your first language.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

This course combines the study of the main theories and concepts related to human rights and global ethics with detailed empirical analysis of issues such as intelligence, slavery, citizenship, refugees, animal rights, security and war.

By taking this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and political perspectives on human rights and study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues.

The degree will equip you with the competencies and skills to understand and participate in contemporary debates in human rights and global ethics and to analyse politics and international relations using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools.

You will gain the knowledge and skills relevant to employment and career development in government, media, business, non-governmental organisations and any professional context in which cross-cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness is a requirement.

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Social Science Distance Learning Hub
Email
css-dl@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 5164