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Course summaryAcquire 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
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
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 active engagement and 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
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of the city’s vibrant centre. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.