University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Human Rights and Global Ethics

In today's world, human rights continue to go un-respected and un-protected, with situations of protracted conflict and displacement only the most visible example of a gap between the promise and reality of universal human rights. Even the idea of universal human rights continues to be hotly contested. This degree addresses challenges at both the practical and conceptual level. It also encourages you to appraise all aspects of international politics from the perspective of global ethics, which means considering the rights and wrongs of issues related to institutions, foreign policy and trade. By taking this course you will gain a thorough grounding in key concepts and theories of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and policy perspective on a range of ethical issues. You will also study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues, which includes considerations of state behaviour and relations between states and non-state actors. You also have the option of taking specialist modules in International Human Rights Law as part of this course. You will develop their research skills and pursue in-depth dissertation length studies in human rights and global ethics, benefitting from academic expertise in areas including intelligence, slavery, citizenship, refugees, animal rights, security, and war. The degree will equip you with the competencies and skills to understand and participate in contemporary debates in human rights and global ethics and to analyse politics and international relations using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools. You will gain knowledge and skills relevant to employment and career development in government, media, business, non-governmental organisations and any professional context in which cross-cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness are requirements.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,740 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2018 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2018 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2018 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2018 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2018 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2018 GBP 8,155 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 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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