Taught course

Human Rights and Diplomacy

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

January

Course content

This is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy programme in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

You’ll learn about the practice and theory of human rights laws and politics, the UN human rights institutions, their history and their philosophical foundations. You’ll be taught by top human rights researchers and will be given practical training from experienced UN personnel in negotiating draft documents, and learning how to make a difference.

The course includes a study visit to Geneva for all students, to observe the Human Rights council in session. Additionally, the final three months of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a highly desirable internship or to pursue projects with human rights organisations or to tackle a traditional dissertation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 in speaking and listening and 6.5 in reading and writing
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with a minimum of 60 in reading and writing and 56 in speaking and listening
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with minimum 23 in reading and writing and minimum 20 in speaking and listening

In order to be considered for the internship applicants will need English language skills of IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in each band). Students will be expected to negotiate and communicate at the highest level, and therefore this level of language proficiency is required for the internship.

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Katie Boyle
Email
katie.boyle@stir.ac.uk