University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Human Rights

This course provides students with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows student's exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a social science subject for Master's entry; 2.2 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) for postgraduate diploma route entry; for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS overall 7, writing score 7; TOEFL overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT); TOEFL overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT) (this test is no longer available but results less than 2 years old can be submitted); TOEFL overall 100, with 25 in each of the 4 sections (IBT).

Course modules

Modules include: Human rights law; dissertation research design; human rights in world politics; global justice; the ethics of killing ; rhetoric in politics; human rights vocational placement; global governance; ethics in world politics; debating justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740