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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Explore human rights in relation to women, children, migrants, minorities, fair trade, the environment and international crimes.

Taught by experts in the fields of anthropology, international relations, law and geography. You’ll strengthen your analytical, research and presentation abilities, and gain specialist knowledge.

If you have experience in human rights, this course allows you to reflect on that experience and develop new research skills. If you’re new to the field, the dissertation with placement is an invaluable opportunity to prepare for a career in this area.

The School of Global Studies, where you’re based, is a unique interdisciplinary school. Our international faculty undertake cutting-edge research. We also offer a distinctive programme of guest lectures and access to research placements with our worldwide alumni network and partner organisations.


Our teaching provides excellent training for those intending to work in professional advocacy in human rights agencies or pursue further postgraduate research.

Graduate destinations

Recent Human Rights MA students have gone on to roles including:

  • adviser, LGBT Rapid Response Fund at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • change executive, Digital Transformation Programme at Save the Children UK
  • assistant programme director at Wilton Park (an executive agency, sponsored by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office).

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 103 5

    33rd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    128 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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