MSc Human Rights
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MSc in Human Rights is a one-year intensive course that prepares you for a career in human rights research, policy or advocacy in international organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, or academia. You will explore the theory, politics and law of human rights and examine the mechanisms and limitations of national and international action to protect human rights.
You will either complete a research dissertation or undertake a monitored internship.
The progressive realisation of human rights represents perhaps the most challenging political issue of our times. This programme aspires to develop and nurture the skills in studnets that would allow them meet that challenge and controbute constructively to both policy and practice in the field of human rights.
develop student's research/writing skills
allow students participate constructively in topical debates on human rights
facilitate students' professional development to work in HR policy
develop oral presentation skills
enhance group work skills
develop methodological research expertise
To thoroughly familiarise students with cutting edge issues in the broad area of human rights