University of Manchester: Human Rights - Law/Political Science Pathway

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Social Sciences
Web https://www.manchester.ac.uk
Email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone + 44 (0)161 275 1296
Study type Taught

Summary

The MA Human Rights course focuses on the pressing questions of human rights. Can there be space for human rights in world affairs? Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics?

These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the degree and are addressed through the compulsory course units. This `standard route' course is designed for students for who are interested in careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage.

The course will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political, legal and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course provides you with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows you exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.

MA

MA (Res)

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