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Human Rights 

Birkbeck, University of London

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
16800 GBP/year
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About

This Human Rights course at Birkbeck, University of London is particularly attractive to legal professionals, and to non-lawyers who work, or would like to work, in the field of human rights, allowing them to reflect critically on their role as human rights activists and practitioners.

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Overview

Political, social and economic challenges are frequently articulated through the language of human rights. Is the rise of human rights discourse an emblem of hope and a political horizon, mobilising resistance to human need and suffering? Or do human rights claims deflect more radical political demands and block real transformation? Can the manifold crises of contemporary life be made more intelligible through the frame of human rights?

These are just some of the questions taken up in this degree. We are proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master’s degree, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights . The distinctive focus of the Human Rights course at Birkbeck, University of London is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject. You will study human rights in their legal, political, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts.

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.

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:

  • AIssues in International Law and Human Rights
  • The History and Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Cultures of Human Rights
  • Equality and the Law
  • Explorations in Art and Human Rights
  • Futures: The Globalization of Human Rights
  • Healthcare and Human Rights
  • Human Rights in Britain
  • International Rights of Minorities
  • Regulating New Technologies and Uncertain Risks

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.

Language

English
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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.
Lower 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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in law, the humanities or social sciences; other good honours degrees 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

  • International

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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