Human Rights & International Politics (MSc/PgDip)
The MSc in Human Rights and International Politics has been running since 2004. It is unique in providing a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of human rights, including politics, law and other disciplines. This is enhanced by being within the interdisciplinary School of Social and Political Sciences.
The programme gives students key knowledge and analytical tools relevant to a career a variety of organisations related to human rights, such as international and domestic nongovernmental organisations, international governmental organisations such as the United Nations or European Union, and government agencies, or for further academic research in a PhD programme.
The programme is enhanced by a number of elements, most notable of which is the optional 5 day study trip to Geneva, held after classes and exams end. The purpose of the trip is to introduce students to a range of human rights and humanitarian organisations based in Geneva in order to provide more in depth engagement with those who work in the field of human rights, connect what students have learned in their classes to real world institutions, and to get a sense of possible career opportunities.
The programme attracts around 25 students a year, and we actively promote student-centred teaching and guarantee individual dissertation supervision. Our students benefit from intensive teaching by political scientists with strong publishing profiles and international reputations in their areas of expertise.
You will also benefit from being taught by staff from one of the UK's leading institutions for political studies. No other University in Scotland produces as much world class research as Politics in Glasgow (as indicated in the latest Research Assessment Exercise).