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  Human Rights and Diplomacy MSc

University of Stirling    Business, Management and Law

Full time January PGCert, PGDip, MSc 12 Months Award winner
Law (22) Politics & Government (30) Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc in Human Rights and Diplomacy, a prestigious programme offered in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Delve into the intricate realms of international human rights law, diplomacy, and politics through a multidisciplinary approach encompassing law, philosophy, and politics. Engage with top researchers and UN experts, honing your skills in drafting documents and navigating human rights institutions. A highlight of the course is a study visit to Geneva, offering firsthand exposure to the Human Rights Council. The programme culminates in the opportunity for sought-after internships or engaging in projects with esteemed human rights organisations. Graduates are equipped to pursue diverse career paths in UN institutions, NGOs, academia, or the private sector. Join us with a minimum second-class honours degree or relevant work experience, and unlock a world of possibilities in the realm of human rights and diplomacy.

About the course

This is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy Masters course in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

This is an interdisciplinary course that combines law, philosophy and politics of human rights. 

You’ll learn about the practice and theory of human rights laws and politics, the UN human rights institutions, their history and their philosophical foundations. You’ll be taught by top human rights researchers and will be given practical training from experienced UN personnel in negotiating draft documents, and learning how to make a difference.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

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