By taking this Human Rights and Global Ethics course you will gain a thorough grounding in key concepts and theories of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and policy perspective on a range of ethical issues. You will also study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues, which includes considerations of state behaviour and relations between states and non-state actors. You also have the option of taking specialist modules in International Human Rights Law as part of this course.
You will develop their research skills and pursue in-depth dissertation length studies in human rights and global ethics, benefiting from academic expertise in areas including intelligence, slavery, citizenship, refugees, animal rights, security, and war.
The degree at the University of Leicester will equip you with the competencies and skills to understand and participate in contemporary debates in human rights and global ethics and to analyse politics and international relations using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools.
You will gain knowledge and skills relevant to employment and career development in government, media, business, non-governmental organisations and any professional context in which cross-cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness are requirements.
Careers and employability
Our postgraduate degrees are an excellent way to enhance your expertise and career prospects and provide a foundation for a wide range of career options. You may seek to use your knowledge to work in government service, international organisations or areas of political research and journalism. Or you may opt to look for employment in fields such as banking, business or teaching where your MA will be respected as a postgraduate qualification.
You may also want to consider further research after you graduate. Political Research graduates specialising in politics research find that the research skills the degree fosters are invaluable. They now occupy posts as lecturers, as research associates and as research assistants.
Students taking postgraduate degrees offered by Politics and International Relations at Leicester have gone into careers in the civil service, business, the law, the police, banking, journalism, management consultancy, librarianship and teaching. Others have gone on to doctoral research.
- The Politics of Human Rights
- International Relations After the Cold War
- International Security
- The Holocaust - A Genocide: Mass Murder in Comparative Perspective
- American Foreign Policy
- Global Ethics in Practice
- American Freedoms
- Feminist Perspectives on International Law
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Philosophy & Ethics Political Science View 492 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.
- Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.
International16850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National8250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Leicester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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