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Human Rights

Kingston University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14500 GBP/year
8190 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Human Rights course at Kingston University explores how human rights are connected to politics, culture, institutions, movements and values. It can help you start or promote a career in areas such human rights advocacy, policy or communication. 

Overview

Key features

  • You will benefit from exceptional teaching by enthusiastic human rights specialists and will acquire essential practical skills required in the field, eg advanced research training, campaign design and impact evaluation. You will also be supported in preparing your dissertation, in which you will research an area of interest in depth.
  • You will have the opportunity to arrange a placement in a human rights organisation, increasing your employability in the field.
  • Lively discussion is encouraged, with visiting speakers, leading academics and figures from human rights and international organisations contributing to the debate.

What will you study?

During the Human Rights course at Kingston University, you will look at the organisations and activities involved in the protection of human rights. You will explore social and campaigning movements, pressure groups, nation states, international and transnational organisations, and examine the scope of their contributions to the development of human rights and social justice.

You will analyse current international situations and relations between states and non-state organisations where conflicts have resulted in considerable violations of human rights. 

You will investigate the challenges and demands that arise from the continual movements of peoples, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who flee conflicts and disasters, seeking realisation of their fundamental rights.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Strategies for Achieving Human Rights
  • Human Rights: Architectures, Actors, Activism
  • Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal
  • Politics Dissertation
  • Working within the Human Rights Movement
  • Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
  • From State to Global Politics
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

One or more of the following:

  • a second class degree or above or equivalent; and/or
  • relevant non-certified learning or work experience
  • We particularly welcome applications from people working in human rights organisations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8190 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and European Union:

  • MA part time:  £4,504

Overseas (not EU):

  • MA part time: £7,975

Funding

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