12 months
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26600 GBP/year
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About

The Human Rights MA from University College London (UCL) develops the skills and theoretical tools needed to carry out human rights research.

Overview

The Human Rights programme from University College London (UCL) provides an understanding of the foundations, nature, limits and implementation of human rights. Students are introduced to philosophical, legal and policy issues and encouraged to engage with them in a critical way.

Students develop an understanding of the central issues and problems in the formulation, defence, development, interpretation and application of human rights instruments, law, practice and policy. 

They gain knowledge of central disciplines and their contribution to human rights studies, and are equipped with key research skills in human rights.

Unlike any other human rights course currently available, the degree is designed to prepare students in all the foundational areas of human rights studies:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Human Rights Institutions (international and regional systems and standards-setting)
  • Normative, legal, and empirical research methods 

Careers

Graduates of the programme have secured employment in institutions and organisations including the UK Foreign Office, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman UK, British Institute for Human Rights, the European Union, the Council of Europe, Amnesty International, ILGA, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies. Some of our students are now human rights lawyers. 

Our students have also pursued PhDs and have become human rights academics.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights 
  • Human Rights: Politics and Practice 
  • Normative Methods, Legal Analysis and Research Skills 
  • Qualitative Methods: Interviews, Observations and Mixed Methods 
  • Qualitative Methods: Case Studies and Comparative Analysis 
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 
  • Qualitative Methods:Texts and Images 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • As a minimum, an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £8,250
  • International: £13,300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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