London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course explains and explores what is at issue, addressing hard questions by drawing on a diversity of theoretical approaches and practical experiences. Human rights and international conflicts confront us with the most urgent moral and political issues of our time. Theoretically, we are confronted with the issue of how to reconcile unconditional rights with consequentialist ethics of political responsibility and rival ideologies of social order. Practically, we are confronted with particular powers, interests and conflicts demanding judgement and action that is at once moral and pragmatic. The course will explore such issues and attempt to cultivate such judgement. The course provides both a solid academic grounding in human rights and international relations and a wide choice of optional modules. Students are trained in research methodology, before completing a 12'15,000'word dissertation dealing in depth with a subject of their choice.

Course Modules

Core modules: Human rights and the international order; international conflict resolution; history and theory of human rights; research skills; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants are usually expected to have at least a 2.1 at undergraduate level in a humanities or social science subject. Candidates with other qualifications or relevant vocational experience may be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,965  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £885  Credit module. First year home fees