School of Advanced Study

Course Introduction

Over the course of the degree, students receive a practical introduction to and overview of the key actors involved in securing human rights including states, international institutions, and the role of ideas.

Course Modules

Understanding human rights i (ideas and contexts); securing human rights I (actors and mechanisms, skills and strategies); translating human rights into law I (the foundations of international human rights law); understanding human rights ii (genocide, gross human rights violations and reconciliation); securing human rights ii (securing human rights in development and in conflict); translating human rights into law ii (topics in international human rights law); the politics of human rights in Latin America; researching human rights (social research methods); business and human rights; indigenous peoples, minorities and human rights; citizenship and new social movements in Latin America; human rights and everyday life in Latin America.

Course Additional Entry

The minimum entrance requirement is a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a university in the Uk, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade point average [GPA] of 3.0 or higher); the course is happy to consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements, but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience; English is the language of instruction for all programmes offered at the school of advanced study; it is mandatory that all theses, examination papers and coursework are written in English, except where school regulations permit otherwise.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,500  Whole course. First year home fees