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Overview

This degree, offered by the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-oriented human rights Master's programme in the UK. The MA was originally founded with staff from Amnesty International in 1995. Located in Bloomsbury, the intellectual heart of London, students have access to world-class libraries and facilities located within minutes, including Senate House Library, the British Library and the British Museum. Our priority is to equip students with practical skills, such as advocacy, research, and fundraising, essential to working in the field of human rights to enable them to build a human rights career. This Master's degree is therefore particularly suitable for individuals who are, or seek to become, human rights practitioners in the NGO, business, governmental and inter-governmental sectors.

Careers

Most students take the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights with a view to becoming human rights professionals and activists. Some choose to go on to do further academic study, including several MA alumni who are PhD candidates associated with the Human Rights Consortium.

The MA was originally developed with staff at Amnesty International to focus on key skills for professional work in the field of human rights. Graduates can obtain valuable skills sought by employers including in fundraising, advocacy, legal analysis, research methods, policy analysis, media and human rights reporting.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£15,115.00 (14,13,642) per year

From

28-Sep-20, 11-Jan-21, 19-Apr-21

Venue

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

2nd Floor, South Block,

Senate House, Malet Street,

Camden,

London,

WC1E 7HU, England

Entry requirement for international students

The normal minimum academic entrance requirements for taught postgraduate programmes are an upper-second class honours degree from the United Kingdom or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students need an IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London*

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