You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Advice on recognition can be obtained from the Admissions Office. Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners; contact details can be found on the individual programme page. Applicants will be expected to apply and register for the full master's award.
Months of entry
This two-year, full-time programme is taught in the UK, Sweden and Spain, and will prepare you for an international career in the protection of human rights.
Our programme has a strong emphasis on professional development. This programme is designed for postgraduates who want to make a significant contribution to the human rights agenda internationally with civil society organisations, governments, and the public and private sectors. You will be exposed to legal, political, sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights promotion and protection in a globalised world.
Partners in this programme include the University of Roehampton (London, UK), Göteborgs universitet (Göteborg, Sweden) and Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). As well as teaching and research of the highest standards, they offer specialist expertise in human rights law, the rights of indigenous peoples and research methods.
Underpinning the programme is an understanding of human rights practice that goes beyond but does not ignore the law. We will use the development, critique, application and consequences of law to understand human rights practice. By the end of the course, you will have gained a holistic understanding of human rights in a broader social and political context. Central to this programme is a work placement, which may involve working with the organisations of the state, civil society or the corporate sector.
At Roehampton, you will engage with active researchers who are committed to social justice and have made groundbreaking impacts on society. The Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research is a multidisciplinary research centre conducting research on a range of contemporary issues in the fields of human rights and migration. You will benefit from the number of regular workshops and seminars that the Centre holds as well as being a part of major EU-funded projects and activities.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)20 8392 3232