MA Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice

The MA Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice offers students an opportunity to learn about human rights through an interdisciplinary approach and in the context of law, politics and philosophy. The program is designed for those working in related areas, such as law, government and public sector, social services, human resource management, and human rights advocacy, as well as for those wishing to advance in this area.

The primary goal of this program is to provide students with an intensive period of study during which they develop both practical and theoretical perspectives of human rights law, politics and philosophy, at all levels-local, regional and international. The goal of the program is also to provide important critical views on human rights theory and practice, in particular on feminist and postcolonial views and tackle the issues of sexuality, gender, race, religion, ethnicity and power in relation to human rights realizations. To provide students with the practical experience in the field of the human rights, one of the founding course team members and members of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Professor Patrick Thornberry will host students at the CERD’s sessions held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Upon completing this program, students are equipped with skills to start or continue their careers in a vast number of fields, including legal practice, human rights research, policy work, international development, journalism, community campaigning and similar.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a first or second class honors degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • English language proficiency certificate

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