Taught course

Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights

University of Nottingham · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any subject area.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities is rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to and interested in questions about rights and identities.

In the current global context ‘national’ versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course aims to find out by investigating critical global questions such as war, migration, climate change, the credit crunch, the rise of nationalism, the impact of global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, the transformation of gender and sexuality and of course contemporary racism.

It is particularly suited to social science and arts graduates who wish to pursue careers in non-governmental organisations, academia, civil service or journalism. It provides advanced sociological knowledge of debates on human rights, citizenship, globalisation and identities, and offers opportunities to develop specialist understanding of post-conflict cultures, human rights law and/or of media and globalisation, rights and identities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559