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MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy programme in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

This is an interdisciplinary course that combines Law, Philosophy and Politics of human rights.

You’ll learn about the practice and theory of human rights laws and politics, the UN human rights institutions, their history and their philosophical foundations. You’ll be taught by top human rights researchers and will be given practical training from experienced UN personnel in negotiating draft documents, and learning how to make a difference.

The course includes a 5-day study visit to Geneva for all students, to observe the Human Rights Council in session. Additionally, for the final three months of the course, if your profile is strong enough then you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a highly desirable internship, or else to pursue projects with human rights organisations or to tackle a traditional dissertation. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

  • Explain, analyse and apply international human rights law in both theory and practice
  • Engage in the theoretical framework of diplomacy, its history and the development of international relations
  • Engage and debate critiques of human rights
  • Draft documents and possess the skills needed to negotiate their progress in a range of human rights institutions
  • Find your way within the United Nations Institutions working on human rights matters and local NGOs
  • Apply a wide range of theoretical and practical methods to human rights research, activism and politics

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,645per 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 Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 103 2

    20th out of 103 4

    31st out of 85 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    176 80%

    6th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    81st

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    190 86%

    11th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    20th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    155 71%

    20th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    40th

    2

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