Taught course

Human Rights and International Relations

Institution
University of Roehampton · Department of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is the UK's only master's in Human Rights and International Relations, and will help you gain a critical understanding of the central role that human rights play in current international debates.

On this challenging programme you'll explore the role of human rights and international relations in issues such as terrorism, struggles for democratic freedoms, genocide, defence policy, climate change and social justice. You will graduate with the skills to succeed in a highly competitive environment for international human rights advocacy and protection.

The course engages you in the core issues in the study of international relations alongside the theory and practice of human rights from a variety of perspectives. It starts by introducing you to core international relations, historical, philosophical, legal, sociological and theological debates in human rights. You will be exposed to the latest methods in human rights research, equipping you with the skills to conduct your own research in the world of human rights promotion and protection.

You will have the opportunity to get first-hand experience in the field by choosing a work experience module working within a London-based human rights organisation, and gain international experience in the field by taking part in our annual research study trip to learn about the promotion and protection of human rights.

You will be taught by 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 human rights, migration and related issues. You will benefit from regular workshops and seminars that the centre holds as well as being a part of major EU-funded projects and activities.

London's diverse international community is central to this programme, which has an established network with human rights organisations to help provide you with opportunities for professional work placements for launching your career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
Info@roehampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8392 3000