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Course summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary Develop your skills, gain hands-on experience and become an employable specialist in international or domestic human rights.

  • Acquire specialist expertise in the field of international or domestic human rights.
  • Apply your skills by working alongside human rights practitioners throughout the course.
  • Gain a deep understanding of human rights law, principles and policy while building on your existing qualifications.
  • Enhance your employability and make the transition into a rewarding career.
  • Study full or part-time and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods.
This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to enter human rights law and advances your existing degree. You'll cover the breadth of human rights theory and practice and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner. How You Learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course provides a supportive, intensive learning experience; one that employs wide-ranging means to impart deep understanding, intellectual advancement and employment preparation. Your legal skills will be applied through working with academics, volunteers and practitioners, allowing you to be actively engaged and have real-world experiences alongside theoretical grounding. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars on campus
  • teaching input from human rights organisations
  • monitoring and review of human rights case studies
  • active engagement with live projects and simulated cases
  • guided reading
  • workshops
  • student presentations
  • peer support
  • individual student reflection on learning
  • virtual lectures
Applied learning All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Live projects: Throughout the course, you will engage with live projects that allow you knowledge and understanding of contemporary human rights cases and issues. Networking opportunities: As well as engaging regularly with human rights practitioners, specialists and organisations - past speakers include Shami Chakrobarti and Trevor Phillips - there will be ample opportunity for workplace networking, internships and involvement in planning events. You will also interact regularly with the research work of staff in the Human Rights and Social Justice and Social-Legal Research Clusters, and the Department of Law and Criminology.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. COMPULSORY MODULES: Dissertation, Foundations Of Human Rights, and Researching Human Rights. ELECTIVE MODULES: Contemporary Forced Migration And Refugee Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, and Rights In Action.

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


Entry requirements

Typically a 2.2 honours degree or above in human rights, law, social science, politics, international development or a related humanities disciplines. We also welcome those who have relevant professional experience and those who wish to apply the practical realisation of human rights within their professional field. ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS: If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910 Whole course
EU £16385 Whole course
Channel Islands £9910 Whole course
England £9910 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910 Whole course
Scotland £9910 Whole course
Wales £9910 Whole course
International £16385 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here Postgraduate loans of up to £11,836 are available for Home students on most master's courses that start on or after 1 August 2022. Please check the GOV.UK website for more details.
Applied Human Rights at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS