24 months
4327 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
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This Human Rights programme at the University of London is based on an established programme developed in collaboration with leading human rights activists to provide training for future human rights professionals.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The cutting-edge content looks at human rights issues from a practical perspective as well as a theoretical and legal one. We offer a wide range of elective modules. The topics address emerging issues in human rights, such as the impact of environmental destruction on human rights; human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals; or cultural genocide.

Career opportunities

This Human Rights programme at the University of London is designed for those who wish to develop or enhance careers in a range of professional contexts in the human rights or humanitarian fields.

Graduates of the related on-campus MA have gone on to work for major international NGOs including Amnesty International, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and Anti-Slavery International, as well as several UN agencies, businesses, academia and in government.

Students can also specialise in developing research skills in human rights for future PhD studies.

What do employers think of our graduates?

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding human rights 
  • Securing human rights
  • Translating human rights into international law
  • Genocide, gross human rights violations and reconciliation
  • Securing human rights in development and conflict
  • Topics in international human rights law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK upper second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University.
  • If you do not meet the entrance requirements you may still apply. Each application will be considered on an individual basis by the Programme Director, giving attention to alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8655 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8655 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • MA: £8655
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £6930
  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3465
  • Individual module [stand-alone]: £1500


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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