Masters | Postgraduate Course - Applied Human Rights MA Course Details within University of York

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Applied Human Rights MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time, MA 2 years Part-time

The MA focuses on the use of rights discourse and tools within the human rights mainstream and in a range of related fields (development, humanitarianism, conflict transformation, the environment, public health etc.). Our MA in Applied Human Rights is distinctive in five main ways: it is uniquely applied, exploring how human rights can advance social justice in law, policy and social activism; it is interdisciplinary and holistic (integrating knowledge of human rights, development, conflict, and more); students will acquire relevant knowledge but also skills that are vital for a career in human rights eg project management skills; an international field trip to South Africa takes place in the first term, enabling students to work alongside local NGOs and human rights defenders on concrete projects.

Entry Requirements

People from diverse academic backgrounds, and from human rights organisations and other, related fields, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:1 or its equivalent). Applications are also welcomed from candidates with a good 2:2 degree (or equivalent) and at least three years relevant work experience.

If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: