London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Human Rights and International Conflict

This course explains and explores what is at issue, addressing hard questions by drawing on a diversity of theoretical approaches and practical experiences. Human rights and international conflicts confront us with the most urgent moral and political issues of our time. Theoretically, we are confronted with the issue of how to reconcile unconditional rights with consequentialist ethics of political responsibility and rival ideologies of social order. Practically, we are confronted with particular powers, interests and conflicts demanding judgement and action that is at once moral and pragmatic. The course will explore such issues and attempt to cultivate such judgement. The course provides both a solid academic grounding in human rights and international relations and a wide choice of optional modules. Students are trained in research methodology, before completing a 12-15,000-word dissertation dealing in depth with a subject of their choice.

Entry requirements

Applicants are usually expected to have at least a 2.1 at undergraduate level in a humanities or social science subject. Candidates with other qualifications or relevant vocational experience may be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Core modules: Human rights and the international order; international conflict resolution; history and theory of human rights; research skills; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is largely by coursework. Core modules also involve two assessed presentations and two unseen examinations. One third of the assessment for the MA is by dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time evening £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7133 4202