• MA Human Rights and International Relations

Why study at Roehampton

  • The course combines teaching from scholars of international excellence with unique opportunities for work experience and networking
  • The University of Roehampton’s Crucible Human Rights Centre is an international leader in human rights teaching, learning and research and offers excellent opportunities for professional career development
  • Take a language course as a free addition to the programme – a vital skill for anyone wishing to enter this highly competitive environment of human rights advocacy
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

The study of human rights is critical for any understanding of the effects of global terrorism and counter-terrorism campaigns and the profound struggle for democratic freedoms sweeping the world.

Roehampton’s MA/PGDip in Human Rights and International Relations will help you get to grips with the complexity of change in the global system. The course also gives you the chance to specialise in your own area of interest.

More details

In the second term, students are able to take a variety of courses. For those that wish to take up an internship as part of their course, a dedicated Placements Officer offers support in identifying a placement with a London-based human rights organisation. At the same time, you will be exposed to the latest developments in human rights research through Crucible’s programme of events and activities.

You can also be part of our team of human rights practitioners through our international Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research and take part in our annual research study trip to learn first-hand about the promotion and protection of human rights in the Western Balkans. You can also learn a language as a free addition to your course – a vital skill for anyone wishing to enter this highly competitive environment of human rights advocacy.

For more information, download the Human Rights and International Relations PDF

Example modules

  • International Relations and Human Rights
  • International Development and Human Rights
  • International Human Rights and Criminal Law

Career options

Career options include national and international government and non-governmental agencies, think tanks and the media.




Number of credits

MA: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60

Postgraduate entry requirements »


Social Sciences »


1-1½ years (MA); approx 1 year (PGDip); approx 10 months (PGCert)

Programme start


Tuition fees

£5,800 (2016; full-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Related courses

MA PGDip PGCert Human Rights »

Erasmus Mundus MA Human Rights Policy and Practice »

Further information

Dr Darren O’Byrne »
+44 (0)20 8392 3605

Contact our enquiries team »
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