University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Human Values and Human Rights

The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to human rights and values, drawing on political theory, law, philosophy, theology, international relations and ethics. It allows students to approach the issue from a broad perspective and in the context of global ethics. The programme provides solid research training and contributes to the professional development of NGO personnel and those working in the public and private sector.

Entry requirements

The normal entrance requirement is a good 1st degree in a relevant field or discipline, although appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration. English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

3 core modules: Human rights; global ethics I; research skills and methods. 3 optional modules from within the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Options available include: Development ethics; global bioethics; global ethics II; global ethics placement; philosophy of health and happiness; research seminar.

Sponsorship information

The Centre offers 2 MSc scholarships for UK or EU residents covering 1/2 the fees; 1 is awarded on the basis of academic merit; the other is awarded on the basis of relevant work experience and motivation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005