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Human Rights and Diplomacy MSc University of Stirling


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This is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy programme in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). During this one-year Master’s, you will be taught both by top human rights researchers using academic work they have published, and by experienced human rights practitioners from the UN.

Course objectives

  • Explain, analyse and apply international human rights law in both theory and practice
  • Engage in the theoretical framework of diplomacy, its history and the development of international relations
  • Engage and debate critiques of human rights
  • Draft documents and possess the skills needed to negotiate their progress in a range of human rights institutions
  • Find your way within the United Nations Institutions working on human rights matters and local NGOs
  • Apply a wide range of theoretical and practical methods to human rights research, activism and politics.

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University of Stirling



FK9 4LA, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C or above; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component; IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17.

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