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Human Rights (Intensive)

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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8850 GBP/year
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This Human Rights (Intensive) course at Birkbeck, University of London will be attractive to those who wish to develop a career in the human rights field. 

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Overview

Human rights has emerged as the dominant discourse through which political, social and economic challenges are articulated. Is the rise of human rights as emblem of resistance and political horizon a reflection of the exponential rise of human need and suffering, or is it a convenient means of deflecting more radical political demands and transformation? What are the mechanisms through which various crises are made intelligible through human rights? What about the convergence of human rights and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the implications of the growth of 'business and human rights' in international media?

These are just some of the questions we consider in this exciting and innovative Master’s programme, offered through an intensive classroom-based model. Leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights, the distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It is also practical, setting out the impact of human rights on business, with some case studies. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject.

You will study human rights in their political, legal, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts, and you will be introduced to a wide variety of approaches to research across a range of disciplines, and to the theoretical frameworks for advanced legal scholarship. You will also take specialist courses, choosing from a wide range of subjects in the area of human rights.

This Human Rights (Intensive) course at Birkbeck, University of London  is especially aimed at more established participants in human rights practice across the spectrum of professional, NGO, governmental and inter-governmental activity, as well as CSR professionals in the private sector, who wish to take time to reflect and to deepen their understanding.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the legal profession, government and the public sector, and research or journalism. Possible professions include human rights lawyer, barrister, or human resources officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a researcher, journalist, or trading standards officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in International Law and Human Rights
  • The History and Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Commons, Public Space and the Law
  • Crisis, Conflict and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges
  • Critical Migration Law
  • Environmental Law and Justice (intensive)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in law, the humanities or social sciences; other subjects will be considered.

  • Relevant experience may take the place of academic qualifications. Your personal statement as to why you want to take the programme, and your academic and/or professional references will also be important.

Tuition Fee

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    8850 GBP/year
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    5790 GBP/year
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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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Funding

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