Sheffield Hallam University: Applied Human Rights

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Course summary

• Acquire specialist expertise in the field of international or domestic human rights. • Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course. • Gain a deep understanding of human rights law, principles and policy while building on your existing qualifications. • Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career. • Study full or part-time and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods.

This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to enter human rights law and advances your existing degree. You'll cover the breadth of human rights theory and practice and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner.

The course provides a supportive, intensive learning experience; one that employs wide-ranging means to impart deep understanding, intellectual advancement and employment preparation. Your legal skills will be applied through working with academics, volunteers and practitioners, allowing you active engagement and real-world experiences alongside theoretical grounding.

You learn through: • lectures and seminars on campus • teaching input from human rights organisations • monitoring and review of human rights case studies • active engagement with live projects and simulated cases • guided reading • workshops • student presentations • peer support • individual student reflection on learning • virtual lectures

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course you will engage with live projects that allow you knowledge and understanding of contemporary human rights cases and issues.

Networking opportunities

As well as engaging regularly with human rights practitioners, specialists and organisations - past speakers include Shami Chakrobarti and Trevor Phillips - there will be ample opportunity for workplace networking, internships and involvement in planning events. You will also interact regularly with the research work of staff in the Human Rights and Social Justice and Social-Legal Research Clusters, and the Department of Law and Criminology.


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