This is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy programme, in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), offered at University of Stirling. During this one-year Master’s, you will be taught both by top human rights researchers using academic work they have published, and by experienced human rights practitioners from the UN.
- Explain, analyse and apply international human rights law in both theory and practice
- Engage in the theoretical framework of diplomacy, its history and the development of international relations
- Engage and debate critiques of human rights
- Draft documents and possess the skills needed to negotiate their progress in a range of human rights institutions
- Find your way within the United Nations Institutions working on human rights matters and local NGOs
- Apply a wide range of theoretical and practical methods to human rights research, activism and politics
- Our MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy course has a strong focus on employability.
- Students who successfully undertake an internship or professional project will gain hands-on experience of human rights diplomacy, backed up by the academic theoretical and legal knowledge developed in the spring and summer modules. Students will also be well placed to pursue an academic career by continuing onto PhD or commensurate research career possibilities, a route that will be further supported by undertaking the traditional academic dissertation.
- Work in the UN institutions or in NGOs are clear options for graduates of this course, and the networked development of the internship or professional project you apply for will be coordinated by UNITAR and Stirling staff together as a strong route into such employment. Likewise, graduates of the programme will be well placed for employment in the private sector. There is an increasing focus on business and human rights and companies seeking to align with international best practice, including compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals and international human rights obligations. Graduates in both human rights and diplomacy will be best placed as future leaders in terms of emerging best practice.
- Through this programme, you will become reflective practitioners with an in-depth knowledge of current issues and developments within human rights. You will display the attributes necessary to thrive in the work place, with highly developed communication, team-working and problem-solving skills gained through practical work informed by critical analysis and in-depth specialist knowledge.
- Human Rights in Practice
- Human Rights Theory
- Climate Change, Human Security and Resource Conflicts
- Humanitarian Studies
- International Negotiation
- Approaches to Human Rights
- Skills for the International Human Rights Institutions
- Preparation for Independent Working
- 12 months
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
International16950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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