Human rights play a major role in the political and social agenda of our times, both internationally and domestically.
This programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to human rights and goes beyond a narrow, legalistic approach to the subject.
You will examine the international process of human rights protection and advocacy, including the nature of the international order, the relationship between human rights and sovereignty of states, and the problems of intervention and resource redistribution.
You will explore human rights from the perspective of disciplines such as international public policy, international law, global business and international organisations to build a broad conception of human rights in practice.
Completing this degree will enable you to master the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the discipline of international human rights and acquire the necessary skills to work in the field in roles such as researchers, advocates and project managers.
You will benefit from the wide-ranging expertise of highly qualified staff, with particular strengths in the fields of:
The programme puts strong emphasis on experiential learning, with outside activity complementing the work in class.
You will have opportunities to participate in conferences, take part in the Model United Nations, attend seminars given by high-profile figures in international politics, academia, human rights and the media, or even attend a humanitarian conference in Geneva.
The 36 credit hours required for the MA International Human Rights must include the following modules:
HRTS 5000 Introduction to International Human Rights
HRTS 5200 Research Methods and Approaches OR INGO 5200 Research Methods and Approaches
HRTS 6000 International Human Rights: Theory and Practice OR HRTS 6250 Thesis*
INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations
INTL 5530 International Law
Three modules from the Skills cluster
Two modules from the Law and Organisations cluster
Two modules from the Interdisciplinary cluster
BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers
BUSN 5210 Financial Management for Non-Profits
INGO 5100 Finance, Budgeting and Accounting for International Non-Governmental Organisations
HRTS 5300 Human Rights Advocacy, Fact Finding and Outreach
HRTS 6500 Internship
INTB 5710 Cross-Cultural Management
INGO 5300 Human Resources and Staffing for International Non-Governmental Organisations
NPLR 5210 Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship
Law and Organisations cluster
HRTS 5610 International Humanitarian Law
HRTS 5620 International Criminal Law
INGO 5000: International Non-Governmental Organisations
INTL 5540 International Organisations
HRTS 5350 Gender and Human Rights
HRTS 5400 Human Rights Diplomacy
HRTS 5450 History of Human Rights
HRTS 5800 Issues in Human Rights
This programme is accredited by Webster University, St Louis USA