Students demonstrate an innovative approach to the problems of human rights and social justice practices in local communities and, in appropriate cases, to formulate policy recommendations. This will be the culmination of a student’s career on this programme and as such should demonstrate a clear understanding of human rights practice, culture and context. Students are located in one of the partner universities depending on topic and supervisory expertise.
The language of instruction is English. There may also be opportunities to sign up for both Swedish and Spanish courses in each host country subject to terms and conditions at each institution at the time of study.
The MA Human Rights Policy & Practice programme adheres to the regulations governing postgraduate programmes in accordance with the academic institution where the students are studying. At Master’s level this programme run’s full-time over two years. To complete the programme students are required to achieve passing grades in 240 credits (120 ECTS).
Although certificated by each university the formal graduation ceremony will take place at Roehampton University.
Year One – Autumn Term (Gothenburg)*
Human Rights as Politics Ethics and Law
Globalisation and Human Rights
Year One – Spring Term (Deusto)*
Ethno-cultural Diversity and Collective Dimensions in Human Rights [Study case: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights]
Year Two – Autumn Term (Roehampton)*
Human Rights: Society and Social Structure
Leading and Managing for Human Rights (Placements in NGOs based in London)
Year Two – Spring Term (Gothenburg, Roehampton, Deusto)*
Dissertation: Human Rights Policy and Practice
Compulsory and Required modules
All modules on this programme are compulsory. Required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.
* Please note that the above detailed Modules, Module content and components are subject to change.