Why study at Roehampton

  • Study in three European countries with the possibility of fieldwork research with partners around the world; a limited number of studentships available under the Erasmus Mundus scheme
  • You'll get the chance of a placement with a human rights organisation in the UK
  • You will develop the professional skills and expertise in human rights to kick-start your career in the field
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

This two-year, full-time programme is taught in English in the UK, Sweden, Norway (until 2014 entry) and Spain (from 2015 entry). Partners include, University of Roehampton (London, UK), Göteborgs Universitet (Göteborg, Sweden), for cohorts graduating in 2015 and 2016, Universitetet I Tromsø (Tromsø, Norway) and from 2015 entry Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain).

The programme has a strong emphasis on professional development, and how human rights principles can be put into practice through policy and active engagement in these issues. You will be exposed to legal, political, sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights promotion and protection in a globalised world.

More details

The 2014 programme starts in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to the UK. Students spend the first term of the second year in Norway before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. From 2015 the programme will start in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to Spain. Students will then spend the first term of the second year in the UK before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. The programme requires successful completion of 120 ECTS (UK equivalent is 240 credits at master's level). The final award is a multiple degree between all institutions with an aim for a joint degree from 2015 entry onwards.

Programme objectives

To prepare students to:

  • Work professionally and effectively with the protection, promotion and implementation of human rights in a changing global context.
  • Take up careers in human rights work in different sectors within civil society organisations, governments, the public sector and business.
  • Develop analytical skills and expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts, organisations, policy-making and practice.
  • Evaluate and apply these skills to different cases and environment.
  • Develop human rights-based policies, programmes and projects with professionalism.

Example modules

  • Human Rights: Society and Social Structure
  • Leading and Managing for Human Rights
  • Human Rights as Politics, Ethics and Law

Career options

Students go on to work in national and international government and non-governmental agencies, think tanks and the media.

Level

Postgraduate

MA

Number of credits

MA/Mgr: 120 credits at Level M

Postgraduate entry requirements »

Department

Social Sciences »

Duration

2 years

Programme start

September

Tuition fees

Information on HRPP fees and scholarships »

Programme outline

View the full details »

Further information

Ms Rosie Sands
+44 (0)20 8392 3418

Contact our enquiries team »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

 
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