This is the UK’s only master’s in Human Rights and International Relations, and will help you gain a critical understanding of the central role that human rights play in current international debates.
On this challenging programme you’ll explore the role of human rights and international relations in issues such as terrorism, struggles for democratic freedoms, genocide, defence policy, climate change and social justice. You will graduate with the skills to succeed in a highly competitive environment for international human rights advocacy and protection.
The course engages you in the core issues in the study of international relations alongside the theory and practice of human rights from a variety of perspectives. It starts by introducing you to core international relations, historical, philosophical, legal, sociological and theological debates in human rights. You will be exposed to the latest methods in human rights research, equipping you with the skills to conduct your own research in the world of human rights promotion and protection.
You will have the opportunity to get first-hand experience in the field by choosing a work experience module working within a London-based human rights organisation, and gain international experience in the field by taking part in our annual research study trip to learn about the promotion and protection of human rights.