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MA Human Rights - Political Science (Standard Route)

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics? Can there be space for human rights in world affairs?

These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the course and are addressed through the compulsory course units.

This 'standard route' course is designed for students that want to enter careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage.

This course draws on recognised expertise and appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course delivers an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context.

This interdisciplinary degree allows you to gain exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by class presentations, essays and 12-15,000 word dissertation

Career opportunities

In recent years, our MA Human Rights graduates have progressed into a variety of academic and non-academic careers in a number of sectors, including:

  • the Civil Service;
  • journalism;
  • the NGO sector; and
  • a wide range of related positions in both the public and private sectors.

You will have access to an array of careers support tailored to your career or further study.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,500per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 105 12

    21st out of 104

    20th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    179 80%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    12th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    69th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    166 74%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    16th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%

    96th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    160 77%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    65th

    12

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