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International Human Rights Practice
Postgraduate course
PG Dip

International Human Rights Practice

Overview

Equip yourself with an advanced understanding of the complex laws and principles that arise from working in international human rights, as you prepare for a wide-ranging career in this demanding field.

You will explore the issues of international human rights, including political, economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental challenges. As you develop your knowledge, you will evaluate and apply theories to a range of complex and open-ended problems and scenarios such as whose rights should be protected, by whom and with what mechanisms, while staying mindful of ethical issues.

This course will enable you to tailor your learning to suit your career requirements or personal interests - you could choose to study criminal investigations, torture, non-violent methods during conflict or new security threats to human rights.

You will also enhance your skills in data analysis, budgeting, presentation and interpretation, which will be valuable whether you wish to pursue a career in academic research or international human rights organisations.
Whether you want to enrich your politics degree or you require a conversion course to break into this challenging and rapidly-shifting area, this course will help you to progress.

You will gain the skills and practical expertise required by employers working in human rights, such as the ability to write funding bids, interpersonal communication, and research and problem-solving capabilities.

Your course team includes highly experienced and research-active tutors who are well regarded in the fields of human rights law and practice, security, peace studies, evidence gathering and crime investigation.

Our guest lecture series provides access to industry experts who help ensure your learning is informed by the very latest developments in human rights practice. You could also be part of our annual Festival of Politics and Global Ethics, a week-long event that brings together specialists in politics and international relations to debate controversial issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis and unarmed civilian peacekeeping.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

Nicholas Renn Nichol

Careers

Nicholas Renn Nichol
Managing Director AptART

BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development

“The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

Modules & learning

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Study the international human rights legal framework and the concepts and application of international humanitarian law while critically evaluating the associated achievements and limitations.

Explore key debates in international relations with a particular focus on the conceptualisation of human rights.

Critically examine the origins of human rights beyond the UN Convention and place this in the context of governance.

Examine the history, techniques and law applicable to civilian and military intelligence and evidence gathering via interrogation activities.

Investigate the practical strategies used to protect civilians from violence on a local, national and international level.

Consider how projects fit within organisations and how they can be developed, funded and managed.

Dr John Willott
Dr John Willott
Principal Lecturer
Dr John Willott is MA course leader and has research interests in marginalised people, security, environment and development.
I love working with students from across the globe - seeing them learning from each other and sharing experiences is a big part of our course. Our involvement in international research, consultancy and advocacy, and links to key organisations means we know the kinds of knowledge and skills graduates need to develop their careers and make a difference.
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Fees & funding

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