London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Human Rights


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Human Rights

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Through the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, students will have contact with policy makers and practitioners, especially those from London based human rights organisations. Many staff work with activist and advocacy organisations. The degree programme is not, however, strictly vocational, nor does it offer any professional qualifications, whether in law or for the human rights practitioner. We offer you in-depth postgraduate studies that serve as a guide to critical thinking about human rights. The degree will provide you with: Relevant background knowledge in the social sciences and law. Specialised knowledge in the human rights area. More specialised knowledge of the subject that you choose for your research dissertation. Exposure to key national and international debates about human rights as an 'issue of our times'. The degree will provide a strong foundation for careers in academic research and teaching; non-academic research (monitoring, evaluation); law, especially international law (albeit usually with other qualifications); foreign policy work; working for activist organisations in the humanitarian sector: human rights; development; civil liberties; welfare; as well as special agencies concerned with, for example, refugees; women's rights; torture victims; children's rights. Compulsory course: Foundations and key issues in human rights. Choose optional courses to the value of two units from a wide range offered by the LSE departments and institutes associated with the Centre for the Study of Human Rights: anthropology, development studies, European studies, government, international relations, law, social policy, sociology. 10,000-word dissertation.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627
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