MA International Human Rights Law


Award Master of Arts International Human Rights (MA)
Locations London Bloomsbury, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Online
Duration Full time: 12 months / Part time online: 24 months
Next Start 6 January 2020
Course Fees (Location)  £8,750 (UK/EEA) /  £12,000 (International)
Course Fees (Online) £8,750 (UK/EEA/International)

MA INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

The MA International Human Rights is an innovative, flexible programme designed for non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of International Human Rights in practice. Whether you want to progress within the field, have plans to start a career in humanitarian and international relief work or simply want to know more about how international human rights law works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

The Award-Linked Module for this programme (International Human Rights) will cover areas such as the general principles of international human rights, the relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, the limitations and future of international and domestic human rights. The module will also consider the tension between universality and cultural relativism of human rights. The aim of this module is to put human rights in context, enabling students to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations.

The programme structure is highly flexible, meaning that you can design a degree that meets your career objectives, whatever they might be. 

  •          Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  •          Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world. 
  •          Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  •         Enjoy flexibility. Design your own degree pathway; transfer between courses and study modes.**
  •          Learn about Legal Technology. As a result of the embedded flexibility of the Master’s Programmes in Law, you can select to study modules in legal technology, gaining insight into this emerging area.
  •          Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team
  •          You could be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan

*According to our latest available data, 97% of our full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course. **Subject to cut off dates and programme compliance

Course Content

Full-time

Term 1:

Induction: in addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a compulsory two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System.

Taught Module Content (60 credits): typically, you will study your award linked module (30 credits) and one other module (30 credits) in this term.

Research Methods Training: in preparation for the dissertation, there will be a series of optional and compulsory research methods training workshops delivered by academic faculty and the library team. These research sessions will help prepare you for the research and writing up phases of your dissertation.

Term 2:

Taught Module Content (60 credits): typically, you will study two 30 credit modules in this term.

Research Methods Training: As term 1 above.

Term 3:

Dissertation (60 credits): You will complete a 15,000 dissertation. This is an opportunity for you to explore an area linked to your award-linked module in further depth, producing a piece of independent legal research.  

Part-time online

Terms 1 – 4:

Induction: in addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a compulsory two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System.

Taught Module Content (120 credits): students will study one 30 credit module each term 

Terms 5 & 6:

Research Methods Training: in preparation for the dissertation, there will be a series of optional and compulsory research methods training workshops delivered by academic faculty and the library team. These research sessions will help prepare you for the research and writing up phases of your dissertation.

Dissertation (60 credits): You will complete a 15,000 dissertation. This is an opportunity for you to explore an area linked to your award-linked module in further depth, producing a piece of independent legal research.

 

Programme

Birmingham

Leeds

London Bloomsbury

Manchester

Online

MA International Human Rights

Compulsory Modules

International Human Rights

Dissertation

Elective Modules (students must choose three modules)

Advocacy and Bar Skills

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x

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Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law

 

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Board Dynamics and Strategy

 

x

 

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Civil and Criminal Litigation

x

x

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Company Law and Compliance

 

x

 

x

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Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology

 

x

 

 

x

Corporate Governance in Practice

 

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x

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Finance, Accounting and Risk Management

 

x

 

x

x

Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Security)

 

x

 

 

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International Trade Law

 

 

 

 

x

International Corporate Governance

 

 

 

 

x

International Criminal Law*

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x

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Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Medical Law and Ethics

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x

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Technoethics in Law

 

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The Internet of Things

 

x

 

 

x

*Award linked


Course Structure

All Master’s Programmes in Law can be studied face to face in one of our campuses or full time or part time online. The face to face, Campus based mode is referred to as Blended Learning as it combines classroom based workshops with preparatory and consolidation materials provided via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online modes are entirely online, with all workshops taking place in an online classroom.

Blended learning (Face to face attendance)

The course is delivered through full-time attendance at our London Bloomsbury, Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester campus over one year, divided into three terms. There is an induction at the beginning of the course which will be held at the London Bloomsbury, Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester campus.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in Term 3. All taught modules must have been completed before students begin their dissertation.

Online

This course is delivered entirely online. The full time option is divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part time option is divided over 6 terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of the course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.

Flexibility Built In

Both modes run concurrently, meaning students can elect to study face to face and online at the same time. This means that if you wanted to study one of our MAs at our Birmingham campus but not all of your preferred modules are running out of Birmingham, you could join our online classroom for those modules you wish to study online.*

*Not available for students studying on a Tier 4 visa


Assessment

The taught modules are either assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

For both blended (face to face) and online study modes, attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for examinations. 

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words). The dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of International Human Rights. 


Course Fees

UK/EEA (Location) course fees £8,750 

International (Location) course fees £12,000 

Online course fees £8,750 


Course Dates

MA International Human Rights Law Course Dates September 19 Start
MA International Human Rights Law Course Dates January 20 Start


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