Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice

This programme examines contemporary issues concerning justice. You will learn how to conceptualise and study the possibilities of human rights, going beyond legal formulations to look at the conditions in which human rights claims are made. Human rights mobilise millions of supporters across borders, inspiring passion and hope. And they operate at and between all the scales involved in globalisation: local, national, international, transnational. They are moral claims to justice. Although often associated with law, human rights are not the same as legal rights - human rights can be claimed where no legal rights are codified, even if changes in the law are invariably called for as part of attempts to realise human rights in practice. Human rights are carried by different actors: grassroots social movements, small Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and huge International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), lawyers and judges, bureaucrats and experts in Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs) even, sometimes, national politicians, journalists, novelists, translators, artists, film-makers. These different actors are often at odds with each other in defining and defending particular justifications of what human rights are and should be. In this Masters you will learn about how human rights are constructed, exploring framings of human rights through case studies; and you will begin to practice some of the methodologies and methods that are currently used in NGOs and grassroots activist networks trying to remedy global injustices.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,610 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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