Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Understanding and Securing Human Rights

The course aims to develop students as human rights practitioners as well as enabling students to engage with the intellectual and philosophical foundations of human rights. It brings together insights and perspectives on human rights from a range of disciplines, including law, international relations, and sociology. This unique interdisciplinary approach provides students with an extensive and diverse range of perspectives with which to understand contemporary human rights challenges.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher). Applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements, but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience are welcome.

Course modules

Core modules include: Understanding human rights 1 (ideas and contexts); securing human rights 1 (actors and mechanisms); skills and strategies; translating human rights into law 1 (the foundations of international human rights law). Optional modules include: understanding human rights 2 (genocide, gross human rights violations and reconciliation); securing human rights 2 (securing human rights in development and in conflict); translating human rights into law I (the foundations of international human rights law); business and human rights; indigenous peoples, minorities and human rights.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays and examinations and through innovative forms of assessment based on practical work reflective of that undertaken in the human rights field, including legal reports, a media project, and a mock funding proposal. Class participation also forms an element of the MA assessment.

Sponsorship information

The School of Advanced Study (University of London) is a partner institution of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) together with King's College London and UCL. Since 2014, LAHP offers up to 80 AHRC studentships each year to research students in the arts and humanities studying at 1 of the 3 institutions over the next 7 years. The 2015 LAHP studentship competition opened for applications on 1 December 2014, and the closing date is Friday 30 January 2015. Studentship candidates are advised to apply for a place to study well in advance of the closing deadline for LAHP studentship applications to ensure that they have the opportunity to consult with proposed supervisors in preparing the LAHP studentship application form. It is suggested that candidates make their applications for a place to study in the School by 16 January 2015.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,275 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,275 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,275 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,275 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,275 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Whole course (EU) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Whole course (England) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Whole course (Wales) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Human Rights Consortium Camden WC1E 7HU South East

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