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MA Applied Human Rights
MA Applied Human Rights

MA Applied Human Rights

  • ID:UY440442
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree, 2:1 or equivalent. We will also consider a 2:2 with at least three years' relevant work experience.

  • International pre-masters programme, Pre-masters from our International Pathway College

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, minimum 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110, minimum 100 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, B2 Communicator High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, minimum 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87, minimum 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all requirements

Course Information

Human rights defenders strive for a world in which human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

Learn to bridge the gap between theory and practice by combining hands-on experience with interdisciplinary academic enquiry. Discover the theoretical frameworks and practical skills which make advances in human rights possible.

Study different aspects of human rights practice: the strategies employed and the debates, institutions and political structures that human rights defenders seek to influence. You'll learn directly from human rights defenders with first-hand experience in governmental, judicial, and grassroots roles.

You'll also develop a range of fieldwork, advocacy and legal skills and apply these on a placement in the UK or South Africa.

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Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • The Practice of Fieldwork 

  • Social Sciences and Human Rights Practice 

  • International Human Rights Laboratory 

  • Project Placement 

Option modules

You'll choose option modules from the list below throughout your time here with us. This selection will allow you to develop expertise in the areas that you feel most passionate about:

  • Africa and International Politics 

  • Aftermaths of Conflict 

  • Critical Theory 

  • Ethics and World Politics 

  • Governing for the Environment 

  • New Security Challenges 

  • Politics of Migration 

  • The Politics of Peacebuilding

  • Theories and Policies of Development Governance 

Please note our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff. Further information about each module can be found on our module catalogue.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Human rights officer

  • International development researcher

  • External affairs and communications officer 

  • Philanthropy executive

  • Refugee relocation caseworker

  • Ethical trade coordinator 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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