Taught course

Human Rights and International Relations

University of Roehampton · Department of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The University policy will be applied in addition to the following: Criteria i. A demonstration of the ability to study successfully at postgraduate level. This will normally mean at least an upper second class honours degree in any subject or an equivalent, for example, the successful completion of an appropriate post-qualifying professional or access programme. ii. Graduates for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all sections. Process i. All applicants who do not fully meet the above requirements will normally be interviewed. ii. Applicants who do not have an upper second class degree but who have other claims for consideration may be admitted if they demonstrate their ability to meet the intellectual demands of the programme. iii. Applicants who have not met the English requirement of the University must, if appropriate, take and pass a pre-sessional programme that meets the necessary standards. iv. Registration will be done within the normal University procedures.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a skilled professional in the world of human rights promotion and protection by studying at Roehampton. You will gain a critical understanding of the central role that human rights has in current and controversial international debates.

This challenging programme will provide you with a strong knowledge in the complex roles that human rights and international relations have in global issues such as terrorism, struggles for democratic freedoms, genocide, the effects of defence policies, climate change, and social justice. You will graduate with the skills you need to succeed to enter into a highly competitive, international environment for international human rights advocacy and protection.

Information for international students

Applicants from overseas for whom English is not their first language must comply with the University's minimum requirement for Masters degrees for proficiency in the English language. This is currently British Council IELTS at band 6.5 with no less than 6 in each band of the test.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232