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University of Dundee: Human Rights and Conflict MSc

Institution University of Dundee View institution profile
Department School of Social Sciences
Telephone 01382 383838
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This course is firmly grounded in the disciplines of international relations and international law. You will learn about the key theoretical approaches from these disciplines, consider the practical and ethical issues and frameworks, and apply them to a range of cases.

You will learn about the international legal, political, and philosophical approaches to human rights. You will also study the potential responses to protect individuals from human rights abuses in conflict, including the use of force.

You'll analyse the dynamics of human rights abuses in the context of violent conflict – both domestic and international. Areas you will cover include:

  • international criminal justice mechanisms

  • transitional justice

  • humanitarianism

  • research methods

You will develop key research skills which provide a foundation for academic work and also for work in a variety of institutional settings.


The University of Dundee

The University of Dundee was established in 1881 and aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

We are one of the UK’s top 30 universities (Complete University Guide 2022) and we have some of the best levels of graduate employment in the UK – in fact, we are 1st in Scotland for the proportion of graduates entering high skilled employment (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).

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