MA Human Rights - Law/Political Science Pathway (Standard Route) / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
The MA in Human Rights focuses on the pressing questions of human rights. Can there be space for human rights in world affairs? Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics? These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the degree and are addressed through the compulsory course units. This `standard route' course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political, legal and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course provides students with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows student's exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.
Course Director: Dr Jamie M. Johnson
Tel: 0161 306 6929
Teaching and learning
IMPORTANT NOTE ON PART-TIME STUDY
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.
You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.
Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Human Rights Law||LAWS60291||30||Mandatory|
|Dissertation Research Design||POLI60312||15||Mandatory|
|Human Rights in World Politics||POLI70492||15||Mandatory|
|Governing in an Unjust World||POLI60182||15||Optional|
|The Ethics Of Killing||POLI60221||15||Optional|
|Human Rights Vocational Placement||POLI60502||15||Optional|
|Ethics in World Politics||POLI70451||15||Optional|
|Theories of Rights||POLI70722||15||Optional|
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