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Key information
University University College London
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 26600
Application deadline(s) March 31, 2024
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The Human Rights MA offered by the University College London is a program that provides students with the necessary skills to carry out human rights research. This is achieved through introducing students to policy, legal and philosophical issues and through encouraging them to engage in a critical way.

This unique multidisciplinary program provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical foundations, legal framework and international politics of human rights. During the program students engage in intellectually challenging tasks to improve their problem-solving and analytical skills with a goal of becoming effective human rights practitioners. The courses are led and taught by practitioners and researchers active in the human rights research area who encourage students to carry out their original research and write their dissertation. Additionally, students benefit seminars held by external speakers and may have an opportunity to participate in an annual study trip to the UN agencies located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Upon completing this master’s program, students are equipped with skills to launch their careers at major international, national, governmental and non-governmental institutions. The Human Rights MA has been implemented for over 10 years with many graduates working now as researchers, campaigners and policy makers at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Development Programme, the UK Foreign Office, Amnesty International, the International Committee of the Red Cross and many more.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • English language certificate
  • A personal statement