Human Rights and Global Ethics MA, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #159 (WUR) Online
This course combines the study of the main theories and concepts related to human rights and global ethics with detailed empirical analysis of issues such as intelligence, slavery, citizenship, refugees, animal rights, security and war.

About

By taking this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics. You will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and political perspectives on human rights and study in depth the global political context of pressing ethical issues.

The degree will equip you with the competencies and skills to understand and participate in contemporary debates in human rights and global ethics and to analyse politics and international relations using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools.

You will gain the knowledge and skills relevant to employment and career development in government, media, business, non-governmental organisations and any professional context in which cross-cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness is a requirement.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Leicester is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Leicester offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics of Human Rights
  • American Interventionism after the Cold War
  • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
  • Diplomatic Systems
  • Intelligence and Security
  • International Security
  • Post-Cold War World Order
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
  • Europe as a Global Actor
  • Theories of International Relations
  • The International Politics of Protection
  • Strategy in the Modern World
  • Governance and Corruption
  • The Politics of European Integration
  • Euroscepticism
  • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
  • Gender in Global Perspective
  • The Transformation of Modern Warfare
  • The Politics of Global Modern Nuclear Order
  • The Politics of Violent Conflict and its Legacies in Northern Ireland
  • Political Economy of International Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      2 years by distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.

Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8520 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8520 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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