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Understanding and Securing Human Rights

MA - on campus

The MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights is the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-orientated human rights master’s degree programme in the UK. Established in 1995 in collaboration with Amnesty International, the course provides scholarly and practical training for future human rights defenders.

MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights
Students benefit from small class sizes, so you can learn, debate and discuss ideas in a friendly and open environment.

The Human Rights Consortium, part of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, is located in Bloomsbury, the intellectual heart of London. It offers students easy access to world-class libraries and facilities, and proximity to a wide range of NGOs working on human rights.

The degree aims to develop students as human rights practitioners and to enable them to engage with the intellectual and philosophical foundations of human rights. The degree brings together insights on human rights from a range of disciplines, including law, international relations and sociology. This unique interdisciplinary approach provides students with an extensive and diverse range of perspectives with which to understand contemporary human rights challenges.

Visit the School of Advanced Study website to find out more about the course structure and highlights, teaching assessments, available funding opportunities and more information on applying.