Roehampton University

University of Roehampton

Human Rights Policy and Practice


Senate House, Roehampton Lane

Roehampton Lane

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Human Rights Policy and Practice, Subject to doctoral application, Postgraduate Diploma Human Rights Policy and Practice Postgraduate Certificate Human Rights Policy and Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 Policy and Practice programme focuses on the use of sociological methods and theory to investigate human rights standards and abuses. The ‘sociology of human rights’ is a relatively new but significant area of study within sociology. This programme is therefore ideally suited to students with a social science background (for example, sociology, social anthropology, social psychology) wishing to focus on this emerging subdiscipline. Key areas of study: PGCert, PGDip and MA: interdisciplinary approaches to human rights research methods human rights from a sociological perspective rights, citizenship and social justice. MA: dissertation. Special features 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. The application of social theory to human rights, the study of genocide, globalisation, ‘race’ and ethnicity, gender, social justice and equ



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