By taking this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and political perspectives on human rights and study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues.
The Human Rights and Global Ethics course offered 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 the 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 is a requirement.
By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.
Careers and employability
Our postgraduate degrees are an excellent way to enhance your expertise and career prospects. A postgraduate course in politics and/or international relations provides 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 an unrelated field such as banking, business or teaching where your MA will be respected as a postgraduate qualification.
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- The Politics of Human Rights
- The International Politics of Protection
- American Interventionism after the Cold War
- Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
- Diplomatic Systems
- International Security
- Post Cold War World Order
- The Art of Negotiation
- Theories of International Relations
- Intelligence: Key Concepts and Debates
- EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- 2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.
- Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.
International9305 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9305 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA9305 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9305 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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