MA in Development and Human Rights

This master program is taught by some of the leading experts who apply political perspectives, legal theory and research development in the analysis of human rights and human development. The courses examine some of the most critical global issues in the current century through a combination of insights of international law, politics, and development studies.

The MA in Development and Human Rights offered by the Swansea University is a unique program that differs from traditional LLM Human Rights programs since it is interdisciplinary in nature and designed to provide both academic and professional training.  During the program students complete six 20 credit modules in Part 1 of the program before completing a 60 credit dissertation project in Part 2. Out of 6 modules, 4 are compulsory and include international human rights law, rights based approaches to development, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and conceptual issues in the social sciences. Students also have an option to complete 2 additional modules and choose from a range of options based on their interests.

Upon graduating from this master program, students are well placed to enter professional employment and work in national public sectors, foreign or aid ministries, humanitarian organizations, including inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in any background, normally a 2:2 with a minimum of 55% overall
  • English language proficiency certificate

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