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University of Glasgow: Human Rights and International Politics

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Social & Political Sciences View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/socialpolitical
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme offers a thorough academic analysis of one of the most salient and pressing issues in the contemporary world: the place of individual human rights in a system of international relations in which states' rights have traditionally been paramount.

If you plan a career with non-governmental organisations, in related domestic, European and other global institutions, or in higher education, or want to learn more about human rights and international politics, this programme is designed for you.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a five-day study trip to Geneva to visit the UN and non-governmental human rights organisations.

If you plan a career with non-governmental organisations, in related domestic, European and other global institutions, or in higher education, or want to learn more about human rights and international politics, this programme is designed for you. You will have the opportunity to participate in a five-day study trip to Geneva to visit the UN and non-governmental human rights organisations. * The interdisciplinary degree is designed to ensure you will encounter both legal and political perspectives, unlike most other human rights programmes which are exclusively focused on law. You can choose to focus on one domain more than the other. * The programme draws on recognised expertise in international institutions, security, gender, political philosophy, theories of rights, and ethics and normative theory, as well as a wide variety of country and regional expertise. * You will benefit from access to a number of organisations within and beyond the University, including the Glasgow Human Rights Network; The Glasgow Refugee, Asylum & Migration Network; The Glasgow Centre for International Development; and the annual International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. * If you wish to combine the study of this subject with additional advanced training in research methods, you should consider the closely-related MRes in Human Rights & International Politics..

You will take four core and two optional courses. Courses will be delivered via lectures and seminars. Some courses contain an exam. You will also submit a dissertation at the end of the programme.

Core courses

  • CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RIGHTS
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL POLITICS
  • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS OR RESEARCH DESIGN

Optional courses may include

  • CHINA'S INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
  • CHINESE POLITICS AND SOCIETY
  • COMPARATIVE PUBLIC OPINION: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PROBLEMS IN CHINA
  • THE EUROPEAN UNION IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND DEVELOPMENT
  • US FOREIGN POLICY
  • HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION: CIVILIAN OR SOVEREIGNTY
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
  • INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
  • INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
  • THE INTERNET AND CIVIL SOCIETY
  • MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
  • POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNICATION
  • UNITED NATIONS LAW

Career opportunities include positions in higher education, government/foreign ministry, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and think tanks.

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The University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Political Sciences  links core social science disciplines to deliver high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research. We offer a wide variety of programmes for those interested in the development and impact of economies and societies globally.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Social & Political Sciences is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

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