Our interdisciplinary course, Theory and Practice of Human Rights at the University of Essex , examines the history, theoretical development and implementation of human rights. Beyond the practical problems of human rights lie many unresolved theoretical and philosophical issues. These form the basis of this course, which provides you with a solid grounding in fundamental human rights matters within:
Studying this course at the University of Essex will enable you to undertake practical or legal work for human rights organisations.
Graduates of the MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights courses within our Human Rights Centre go on to a variety of careers in the governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental sectors, and undertake further research.
Recent graduates of our MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights have found employment as:
- Director of investigations for Malawi Human Rights Commission
- A human rights officer for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- An experimental learning director for CIEE
- A web writer for the British Red Cross
- Grants Manger for the American Councils for International Education
- A project officer for Relief International
- Women and housing rights programme officer for the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)
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- Human Rights: Theories and Applications
- Human Rights, Social Justice and Social Change
- Human Rights: Global Diversity and Global Challenges
- Gender, Race, Identity and Human Rights
- Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
- International Employment Relations
- Equality and Diversity
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSociology International Law View 551 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a Social Science, Law or any Humanities subject.
- While prior academic study or professional experience of law is desirable, it is not a requirement for admission. LLM students who have not previously studied Public International Law will take a one-term module on this topic.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.