This Master’s programme proposes that the issues of human rights and global ethics are invariably intertwined, and that the interaction between the two issues has contributed to the global economic crisis, as well as various other social and political issues. This is a variable intensity course over two years, and students can apply to enroll at any time. The course has two start dates per year: September and March. The next two modules have a tuition of £7,470, though after these dates the tuition will rise. For the distance course, the university is willing to consider applicants without the requisite undergraduate degree if they have sufficient professional experience.
This part-time Master’s programme at the University of Oxford is largely administered online, though two summer semesters must be completed on campus over the course of two years. It’s the perfect complement to an existing knowledge base of law and an interest in human rights. The programme seeks to provide a comprehensive education on the subject of human rights laws, with the goal of preparing students to actively use and understand them. The fee for the course is £23,635, and the next start date is September 2016 – though the application deadline for that session has passed and the earliest next application date is November 2016.
The University of London boasts the world’s only online Master’s programme on this topic. The study of refugees has come to the fore recently, and experience in this field would be a valuable asset to anyone seeking to work in the area of modern human rights. Students will learn the legal perspective of forced migration, as well as the theoretical and practical sides of the issue. This is a committed full-time course of two years completed wholly online, though comprehensive support will be available when needed. The fee is £7,350 per year, and the next available start date is September 1. Applications for enrollment must be received by February 1.