University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Human Rights and Global Ethics

The course covers the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics; students study theoretical and political perspectives on human rights; students have the chance to study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues; the course combines study of the main theories and concepts related to human rights and global ethics with detailed empirical analysis of issues such as intelligence, slavery, citizenship, refugees, animal rights, security and war.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent, in politics, history, international relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your 1st language.

Course modules

Core module: the art of negotiation. Dissertation plus 3 optional modules from a choice of approximately 19.

Assessment methods

The modules are examined by mixture of assessed essay and by a class presentation. All teaching is by seminars. Students who have passed all the taught modules will be able to proceed to write a supervised dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words in length. Throughout, students are supported by a comprehensively resourced library and an established student support system.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time March 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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