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Key information
University The London School of Economics and Political Science
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 26232
Application deadline(s) December 1, 2022
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The MSc in Human Rights offered by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences is a multidisciplinary master program that connects theory and practice and teaches students about important philosophical, legal, and sociological issues linked to human rights.

This program engages students in an academically rigorous way with some of the most prominent issues at the present field of human rights. The core courses introduce students to structures of human rights and engage students into discussions about the role of human rights. The thematic topics that are covered during the compulsory courses include human rights institutions, culture and human rights, genocide, humanitarian intervention, gender and sexuality and human rights, race and apartheid, and transitional justice.

This program serves as a strong foundation for many academic and non-academic careers. Upon graduating, students usually find employment in the fields of law, international law, advocacy, foreign policy, the humanitarian sector, development, civil liberties, welfare, as well as in specialized agencies dealing with rights of marginalized groups such as refugees, women, or victims of torture.

Admission requirements

  • Upper second-class honors (2:1) degree or equivalent in law or any social science subject, or a degree in another discipline with demonstrable interest in human rights or relevant experience as a practitioner
  • Additional entry requirements apply to international students

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