Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics and Human Rights Including Foundation

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Course summary

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Reasons to choose Kingston – There are opportunities to take part in extracurricular projects, for example in the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice Practice. – You’ll engage with current issues as a researcher, activist and campaigner, all with the support of human rights and social justice specialists. – Through flexible modules, you’ll be able to study a combination of politics, human rights and social justice to suit your own areas of interest. This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences This foundation year is taught at the University giving you a taste of academic life in a supportive environment. The year gives you the academic and technical preparation for undergraduate study in a wide range of social sciences subjects. Lectures, labs and tutorials will give you a broad understanding across subjects including economics, criminology, politics, sociology and psychology. About this course What are human rights, and why have they changed throughout history? How much does justice differ between cultures? How are human rights coming under threat and how can they be defended? This course considers these questions and many more. You’ll become skilled at understanding the complex world of human rights and social justice work. In your final year, an advanced research project will enable you to study in greater depth what really interests you. The course emphasises practical skills to boost your employability. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement through a sandwich year.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 0

  • Foundation Year in Social Sciences
Year 1
  • Another World is Possible: Order and Revolution in Political Ideology
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Social Justice: Study, Self-actualization, Solidarity
Year 2 (Core)
  • Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues
  • Globalisation, Development and Social Justice
Year 2 (Optional)
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Slavery and Emancipation
  • Latin America: Power, Politics and El Pueblo Rising
  • Crime, Media and Policy
  • Youth, Crime and Deviance
  • Voices of Contemporary Europe
  • International Relations and Global Governance
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • How to Change the World
Final Year (Core)
  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Research Project (Extended)
Final Year (Optional)
  • Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights
  • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • Britain, Europe and the Extreme Right, 1918-to the Present
  • Identity, Culture, Politics
  • Cold War, Hot War: the Politics of the Middle East
  • War and Society
  • Migration and Social Transformation
  • Human Rights and Social Justice in the Arts
  • Development Economics
  • The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic
- Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeL292
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits minimum 45 credits at Level 3. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP

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Fees and funding

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Politics and Human Rights Including Foundation at Kingston University - UCAS