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Understanding and Securing Human Rights

School of Advanced Study, University of London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14820 GBP/year
8360 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
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About

The MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, or MA in Human Rights (Distance Learning) is the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-orientated human rights master’s degree programme in the UK. It was established in collaboration with Amnesty International to provide scholarly and practical training for future human rights defenders.

Overview

It was established in 1995 in collaboration with Amnesty International to provide scholarly and practical training for future human rights defenders. Located in Bloomsbury, the intellectual heart of London, it offers students easy access to world-class libraries and facilities, and proximity to a wide range of NGOs working on human rights. The degree aims to develop students as human rights practitioners and to enable them to engage with the intellectual and philosophical foundations of human rights. 

Programme Structure

Core modules: 

  • Understanding Human Rights I: Ideas and Contexts 
  • Securing Human Rights I: Actors and Mechanisms, Skills and Strategies 
  • Translating Human Rights into Law I: The Foundations of International Human Rights Law
  • Dissertation (15,000 words)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

150 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree transcripts/certificates.
    • References.
    • English language requirements.
    • Personal identification.
    • Personal Statement.
    • Academic Writing Sample.
    • Research Proposal.
    • CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8360 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time programme Home/EU:

  •  £5,020 (24 months)
  • £3,515 (36 months)

Funding

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