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Human Rights and Global Ethics MA, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    01-JUN-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22, 01-JUN-22

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Course description

This course combines the study of the main theories and concepts related to human rights and global ethics with detailed empirical analysis of issues such as intelligence, slavery, citizenship, refugees, animal rights, security and war.

By taking this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and political perspectives on human rights and study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues.

The degree will equip you with the competencies and skills to understand and participate in contemporary debates in human rights and global ethics and to analyse politics and international relations using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools.

You will gain the knowledge and skills relevant to employment and career development in government, media, business, non-governmental organisations and any professional context in which cross-cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness is a requirement.

By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

Distance Learning

This course is taught entirely online via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.

Teaching and Assessment

You will get a weekly reading list accompanied by questions or exercises to get you thinking and help you engage critically with that week's literature. Each week you are invited to join our online forums to discuss your reading, ask questions, share ideas and debate arguments.

Careers and employability

Our postgraduate degrees are an excellent way to enhance your expertise and career prospects. A postgraduate course in politics and/or international relations provides a foundation for a wide range of career options. You may seek to use your knowledge to work in government service, international organisations or areas of political research and journalism. Or you may opt to look for employment in an unrelated field such as banking, business or teaching where your MA will be respected as a postgraduate qualification.

Our politics and international relations courses are offered via distance learning, enabling you to tailor your study around your other commitments. The wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your course around your interests and also provide you with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers or postgraduate research.

Application deadline

02/09/2021,05/01/2022,04/05/2022

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University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 103

    37th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    126 57%

    41st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    96th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    136 62%

    38th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    47th

    11

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