University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This two'year, full'time programme is taught in English in the UK, Sweden, Norway (until 2014 entry) and Spain (from 2015 entry). Partners include, University of Roehampton (London, UK), G'teborgs Universitet (G'teborg, Sweden), for cohorts graduating in 2015 and 2016, Universitetet I Troms' (Troms', Norway) and from 2015 entry Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). The programme has a strong emphasis on professional development, and how human rights principles can be put into practice through policy and active engagement in these issues. You will be exposed to legal, political, sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights promotion and protection in a globalised world.

Course Additional Entry

All applications will be considered in line with the equal opportunities policies of the partner universities. All students must have a first degree in the social sciences or a related subject from a recognised institution and also have the required English language qualification if their first language is other than English. The appropriateness of other first degree qualifications will be judged by the selection panel. Students should also have a minimum of two years relevant practitioner experience in the field of human rights. Students will also be judged on their 1000'word personal statements. The criteria for these judgements will refer to the quality of the English expression and applicants should express how they have an interest in human rights, how their past educational experience relates to this, what experience they have in engaging with human rights issues in a paid or unpaid capacity, how they think this programme can benefit them and what they see as their career path after the programme. The applications will be considered by a panel made up of one nominee from each of the partner universities. All members of the panel have to agree before applicants are notified of a decision. Once accepted, students will be registered at all three universities.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)