Human Rights and International Relations
Roehampton offers a distinctive suite of masters programmes in human rights. While the programmes concentrate on various discipline-specific aspects of human rights, they are also located within a broader, multidisciplinary perspective through shared modules from the suite. Through these shared modules, primarily in the first semester, students have the chance to exchange information and opinions with other students from various backgrounds. In the second semester, students will specialise in their chosen area, via dedicated modules, and students on the MA programme will further develop this specialist expertise through their dissertation.
The Human Rights and International Relations programme deals specifically with understanding the role of human rights in world politics, and involves a critical discussion of the structures and institutions of global governance. It is ideally suited to students with a background in politics or international relations wishing to focus their disciplinary knowledge on this timely and contested area of study.
Key areas of study:
PGCert, PGDip and MA:
interdisciplinary approaches to human rights
global governance and citizenship
global political economy and social justice.
Roehampton is home to Crucible, the only recognised centre of excellence in human rights and social justice education in the country. The University also has a number of internationally recognised scholars in the area of criminology, human rights and social justice, and students have the opportunity to attend regular research seminars. This provides excellent preparation for interdisciplinary study at a higher level (MPhil or PhD), and for the workplace as well as for students’ ethical engagement with the world.