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  MA Human Rights - Law/Political Science Pathway (Standard Route)


The University of Manchester    School of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Politics & Government (30)

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The MA Human Rights - Law/Political Science Pathway is an exciting programme that delves into the pressing global issues surrounding human rights violations. This interdisciplinary degree offers a comprehensive understanding of human rights within a global context, combining elements of international politics, political theory, and law. Through compulsory and optional course units, you will explore the complex challenges faced in the field of human rights. This programme is ideal for those seeking careers in government, non-governmental organizations, teaching, journalism, and other fields where advanced knowledge of human rights is valuable. To be eligible, you need a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or its overseas equivalent.

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Course description

This MA Human Rights course will appeal to you if you have an interest in the political, legal and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally.

The course provides you with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows you 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.

The central focus of the degree addresses the pressing questions relating to human rights, through the compulsory course units and varied optional course units.

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Entry Requirements

We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record we consider your degree subject, grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

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