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PGCert International Human Rights Practice

Leeds Beckett University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 months

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Gain the in-depth knowledge to champion international human rights practices amid a backdrop of mounting political, economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental challenges.

Through lectures, independent research and group activities, you will formulate your own principled and reflective positions on these issues, and develop your confidence as you give presentations and engage with your course peers in discussions.

Your organisational and problem-solving skills will be enhanced through planning and conducting interviews, developing project funding bids and managing budgets, giving you the hands-on experience highly sought after by third-sector organisations and charities.

This course will complement an undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as politics or law, adding a specialism to your existing expertise. If your degree is in an unrelated subject, it could also act as a conversion course, helping you to forge a new career in this highly rewarding and dynamic area.

You will learn from highly experienced and research-active tutors who are well regarded in the fields of human rights law and practice, security, peace studies, evidence gathering and crime investigation.

Our course team includes Dr Rachel Julian, who has been researching local understanding of conflict in Myanmar with Nonviolent Peaceforce, Dr Steve Wright, an expert on torture technologies and surveillance employed by governments across the world, Dr Robin Redhead, an expert on indigenous people and women's rights, and Professor Eddie Halpin, who is chair of Huridocs, the Geneva-based human rights information and documentation centre.

Guest lectures provided by industry experts will ensure your learning is at the cutting-edge of human rights practice and will give you with the chance to engage with professionals working in the field. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with our annual Festival of Politics and Global Ethics, a week-long event that brings together experts to discuss and debate controversial issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis and unarmed civilian peacekeeping.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,670overall cost

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

University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 103 1

    96th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    99 45%

    84th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    33rd

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    99 45%

    95th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%

    96th

    34

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