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  Understanding and Securing Human Rights (MA)

Online University of London, School of Advanced Study    Postgraduate Courses

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 -3 years full time, 2-5 years part time
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The MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights is a highly respected and long-standing interdisciplinary programme in the UK. It offers a unique blend of academic and practical training, preparing students to become future human rights defenders. Located in the intellectual hub of London, students have access to world-class libraries and facilities. The degree explores human rights from various disciplines, providing diverse perspectives on contemporary challenges. With a strong focus on building practical skills, including campaigning and research, graduates are well-equipped for careers in human rights advocacy. The programme also offers a distance learning option and opportunities for internships and networking with renowned organizations.

About the course

The MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights is the longest running interdisciplinary, practice orientated human rights master’s degree programme in the UK.

The degree aims to develop you as future human rights practitioners and to enable you to engage with the intellectual and philosophical foundations of human rights. All of our graduates are awarded a University of London degree.

In addition to providing students with the practical skills essential to pursuing a career as human rights practitioners, this degree addresses essential questions and debates within the field of human rights.

You can also study distance learning

 (MA, PGCert, and PGDip) with the University of London.

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Entry Requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement would be a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience, could be considered.

English is the language of instruction and applicants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency.

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Louise Cripps

"The network of support has really been invaluable. I still receive emails with job adverts, and it’s so wonderful to have so many former classmates and friends working for such a diverse mix of organisations, here in London and across the world. I can’t recommend the course enough for those who want to learn more about human rights issues and prepare for a career in the third sector."

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