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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Human Rights MA develops the skills and theoretical tools needed to carry out human rights research. It provides an understanding of the foundations, nature, limits and implementation of human rights. Students are introduced to philosophical, legal and policy issues and encouraged to engage with them in a critical way. Students develop an understanding of the central issues and problems in the formulation, defence, development, interpretation and application of human rights instruments, law, practice and policy. They gain knowledge of central disciplines and their contribution to human rights studies, and are equipped with key research skills in human rights.Unlike any other human rights course currently available, the degree is designed to prepare students in all the foundational areas of human rights studies: Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights; International Law and Human Rights; Human Rights Institutions (international and regional systems and standards-setting); Normative, legal, and empirical research methods.

Careers

Graduates of the programme have secured employment in institutions and organisations including the UK Foreign Office, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman UK, British Institute for Human Rights, the European Union, the Council of Europe, Amnesty International, ILGA, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies. Some of our students are now human rights lawyers. Our students have also pursued PhDs and have become human rights academics.

Employability

The Human Rights MA is a challenging, formative experience that provides the foundations for a variety of future careers in an impressive number of international, national, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations.

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,800per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 104

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    207 92%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    4th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    17th

    22

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