• Human Rights

Why study at Roehampton

  • We run an annual international research study trip to the Western Balkans, where you'll learn first-hand about the promotion and protection of human rights*
  • You will be part of a team of human rights researchers in the internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research
  • 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)

This course offers a compelling programme of study in human rights to prepare you for your future career in the field.

Introducing you to the different approaches to human rights taken in law, politics, sociology and philosophy, the course offers you the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest. The course has close links with human rights organisations in London and opportunities for work placements, as well as a full programme of professional development.

You'll leave equipped with the skills and experience that will help you pursue a successful career.

* Cost of field visit not included in course fees.

More details

For more information, download the Human Rights PDF

Example modules

  • Human Rights: Discourses and Debates
  • Sociology of Human Rights
  • Human Rights Advanced Placement

Career options

Careers in human rights campaigning, advocacy and defending, or in national and international government, non-governmental agencies, think tanks and the media.




Number of credits

MA: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60

Postgraduate entry requirements »


Social Sciences »


1-1½ year (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

View the full details »

Related courses

MA or PGDip or PGCert Human Rights and International Relations »

Erasmus Mundus MA Human Rights Policy and Practice »

Further information

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

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

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