Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Applied Human Rights

This course draws upon the disciplines of law, politics and social science. It provides opportunities to gain the experience and skills needed for employment through work in The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice and with key human rights organisations such as Rights and Humanity. The course aims to develop an multidisciplinary understanding of human rights as they exist today in theory, policy, and practice. Students experience working in a human rights clinic whilst running seminars and conferences with international organisations.. Students will complete in-depth case studies on key challenges to human rights and learn from experienced practitioners and policy-makers from international human rights organisations.

Entry requirements

Typically a 2.2 Honours degree or above in human rights, law, social science, politics, international development or a related humanities disciplines. We also welcome those who have relevant professional experience and those who wish to apply the practical realisation of human rights within their professional field. Overseas applicants from countries whose 1st language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing.

Course modules

Core modules: Human rights in the 21st century; advanced case studies in human rights; the human rights approach; dissertation or placement. Options: Conference and seminar series; human rights clinic; research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, case studies, continuous portfolio assessment and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

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