Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Human Rights (intensive)

Birkbeck's School of Law is proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master's programme, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights. The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It is also practical, setting out the impact of human rights on business, with some case studies. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject. You will study human rights in their political, legal, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts. Human rights has emerged as the dominant discourse through which political, social and economic challenges are articulated. Is the rise of human rights as emblem of resistance and political horizon a reflection of the exponential rise of human need and suffering, or is it a convenient means of deflecting more radical political demands and transformation? What are the mechanisms through which various crises are made intelligible through human rights? What about the convergence of human rights and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the implications of the growth of 'business and human rights' in international media? These are among the questions taken up in this programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time January 2018 - 1 years
LLM Part-time January 2018 - 2 years
MA Full-time January 2018 - 1 years
MA Part-time January 2018 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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School of Law
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020 7631 6511