Mode of Study
Students have the option to study the MA full time over one year, or part time over two or three years. Taking the MA over three years is known as Part Time Plus (PT+).
Part-Time Students: In the first year, part-time students start in the autumn term with the compulsory modules: Understanding Human Rights I and The Foundations of International Human Rights Law. In the spring term of the first year, part-time students can then select to take either one or two optional modules. In year two, part- time students start in the autumn term with the compulsory module: Securing Human Rights I followed by either one or two optional modules in the spring term. Please note that Securing Human Rights II is only available as an option in the second year.
Part-Time Plus Students: In the autumn term of each year PT+ students start with the compulsory modules: Understanding I in the first year, The Foundations of International Human Rights Law in the second year, and Securing Human Rights I in the third year. In their first spring term, PT+ students will be able to take all optional modules apart from Translating Human Rights into Law and Securing Human Rights II. In the spring term of the second year, students will be able to take all optional modules apart from Securing Human Rights II. In the third year, there will be no restrictions on the modules PT+ students can take.
All students, whether full-time, part-time or PT+ must complete a minimum of three compulsory modules and three optional modules. Part-time and PT+ students may undertake more than one internship, e.g. in both years and/or during the summer between years one and two. The dissertation is to be completed over the summer of the second year in the case of part-time students and in the third year in the case of PT+ students.