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    The MA in Human Rights focuses on the pressing questions of human rights. Can there be space for human rights in world affairs? Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics? These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the degree and are addressed through the compulsory course units.

    This `standard route' course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally.

    The course provides students with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows student's exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.

    Module details

    POLI70721 Theories of Rights (15 credits)*

    POLI70451 Ethics in World Politics (15 credits)*

    POLI70492 Human Rights in World Politics (15 Credits)*

    POLI60301 Advanced Research in Politics (15 credits)*

    POLI60312 Dissertation Research Design (15 credits)*

    Qualitative Methods (15 credits)**

    SOCS70511 Quantitative Methods (15 credits)*

    POLI70772 Philosophy of Social Science (15 credits)*

    RSCH60300 IT Skills (non-credit bearing)*

    * Denotes modules that are guaranteed to run in 2008-9

    NOTE: Politics reserves the right to cancel modules that are not guaranteed to run at short notice


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    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Program requirements

    Full entry requirements Academic entry qualification overview: Minimum 2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for direct Masters entry.Minimum 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for Postgraduate Diploma route entry.English language: Applicants whose first language is not English must attain one of the following: IELTS - Overall 7, writing score 7TOEFL - Overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT)TOEFL - Overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT). This test is no longer available but results less than 2 years old can be submitted.TOEFL - Overall 100, with 25 in each of the 4 sections (IBT)Applicants with scores below our requirements may be eligible to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Duration will be confirmed when an official result has been received.Exemption to the requirements is at the discretion of the School. Applicants who have been taught and assessed in English on previous degrees may still be required to show proof of English proficiency via TOEFL/IELTS.TOEFL Certificates - please designate the University of Manchester as a recipient of your result. The code is 0757. Results must come directly from ETS (TOEFL).Test scores valid for 2 years. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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