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Slavery and Liberation, MA/PGDip

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  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

Slavery and Liberation course from the University of Nottingham will provide you not only with the academic grounding of the study of contemporary slavery but also comprehensive training on how best to achieve the liberation and social reintegration of those in slavery.

You will be introduced to key concepts and challenges in slavery, liberation, anti-slavery and human rights, and will benefit from:

  • an in-depth, academic look into an important and growing area of human rights work
  • specialist practical training to plan and carry-out anti-slavery and anti-trafficking activities aimed at liberation, rehabilitation, reintegration, prevention, protection and prosecution
  • training to enable you to conduct independent research in the specific area of human rights

As this is a distance-learning course, the majority of content will be taught online, allowing you to connect with the course and other students from across the globe. There are also opportunities for MA and PGDip students to study at Nottingham through intensive face-to-face modules, however, the PGCert can be completed solely online. If you choose to study the MA or PGDip part-time, you won't need to travel to Nottingham until your second year.

Key facts

  • a unique programme that is contributing to the fight to eradicate contemporary slavery
  • committed to excellence in teaching, having won 13 Higher Education Academy awards
  • expert academics who contribute to public debate through national and international media, including appearing on BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service and in such publications as The Guardian, The New York Times and Le Monde

Careers and professional development

This course will prepare you for a career in a wide range of fields relating to human rights, such as national government, international organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Graduating from Nottingham means that you have opened the door to an opportunity for an interesting and well paid career. Our students are highly regarded by employers because of the strong academic foundation and transferable skills that they gain during their degree course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Slavery Since Emancipation
  • Anti-Slavery Policy and Legal Frameworks
  • Research Methods in Human Rights
  • The Anti-Slavery Usable Past
  • Dissertation (MA only)
  • Methods of Liberation and Reintegration
  • Programme Design in Human Rights

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • PGDip: 9 months full-time
      • PGCert: 9 months full-time
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • PGDip: 18 months part-time 
      • PGCert: 13 months part-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits

    *for MA degree

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent)
  • All students will also have to attend two weeks of face-to-face teaching in the UK. Therefore you will need to be able to obtain an appropriate visa and fund this activity.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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