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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Develop a multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary issues in human rights and social justice.
  • Understand how human rights organisations work in practice.
  • Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course.
  • Take part in the work of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.
  • Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career.

This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to begin a fulfilling career advocating for and protecting others. You'll cover wide-ranging subjects and issues in human rights and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner.

How you learn

The course provides a supportive learning experience that employs wide-ranging means to impart understanding of contemporary issues from gender violence and radicalisation to asylum and global security. Your skills will be applied through working with academics and practitioners and you are offered an opportunity to work with the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • a dissertation on specialist areas
  • teaching input from human rights organisations
  • human rights case studies from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Council, United Nations, Amnesty and Clarion Global
  • engagement with live projects, events and simulated cases
  • workshops
  • student presentations

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • human rights law
  • policy or development work
  • human rights advocacy
  • academia or teaching
  • non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • local and central government services
  • research and development organisations

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 103 9

    63rd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    105 48%

    75th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    79th

    57
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    107 49%

    75th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    9th

    13

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