Pós-graduação em Direitos Humanos e Política Internacional
A Pós-graduação em Direitos Humanos e Política Internacional oferece uma exaustiva análise acadêmica de um dos problemas mais presentes e urgentes no mundo contemporâneo: o lugar dos direitos humanos individuais em um sistema de relações internacionais em que os direitos dos estados têm sido tradicionalmente dominantes.
- If you plan to pursue a career with non-governmental organisations, in related domestic, European and other global institutions, or in higher education, or want to learn more about human rights and international politics – this programme is designed for you.
- This is the only MSc in human rights in Scotland. The degree is genuinely interdisciplinary in content and structure, and is designed to ensure that you will encounter both legal and political perspectives, unlike most other human rights programmes which are exclusively focused on law. You can choose to focus on one domain more than the other.
- The MSc draws on recognised expertise in international institutions, security, gender, political philosophy, theories of rights, and ethics and normative theory, as well as a wide variety of country and regional expertise.
- You will also benefit from the course offerings of the highly successful taught Master's course in International Relations, the new postgraduate taught programme in Global Security, and postgraduate teaching offered by the University's School of Law on topics including international law and human rights, globalisation, and international economic, environmental, and criminal law, as well as other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences and Centre for Development Studies.
- You will have the opportunity to participate in a 5-day study trip to Geneva to visit the UN and non-governmental human rights organisations.
- You will benefit from access to a number of organisations within and beyond the University, including the Glasgow Human Rights Network; The Glasgow Refugee, Asylum & Migration Network; The Glasgow Centre for International Development; and the annual International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
- If you wish to combine the study of this subject with additional advanced training in research methods, you should consider the closely-related MRes in Human Rights & International Politics.
MSc: 12 months full-time
PgDip: 9 months part-time
You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in project and team work and an international study trip.
- Critical perspectives on human rights (Politics)
- Fundamentals of international law (Law)
- Human rights and global politics (Politics)
- Qualitative research methods OR Social science statistics
Optional courses (two chosen, one from politics and one from law) Politics
- Challenges in international politics
- China's international politics
- Chinese politics and society
- Comparative European politics
- Ethics in global politics
- EU in international politics and development
- Foreign policy of the United States
- Freedom of expression
- Globalisation and European integration
- Institutions and policies of the European Union
- International relations theory
- International security and global politics
- Internet and civil society
- Media and democracy
- Political institutions, crisis and communication
- Political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives
- Politics of gender in development.
- British constitutionalism c1600-1800
- Freedom, vecurity and justice in the European Union
- Globalisation, constitutionalism and human rights
- Law and democracy
- United Nations law.
: Some courses might not be available every year. You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences and the School of Law.
The dissertation, written during the final phase of the programme, is your opportunity to explore your own specialist interest in human rights and international politics and to demonstrate the research and writing skills you have developed during the programme.
Career opportunities include positions in higher education, government/foreign ministry, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and think tanks.
The minimum entry requirements are an honours degree at the 2.1/upper second class level or higher or equivalent (e.g. B/3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree) in politics, law or related social science subject.
We will consider applications from graduates from other fields, but the applicant should submit a statement indicating why they are interested in changing fields or the connection to their previous study. We will also take relevant work experience into account.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
Human Rights in Glasgow
While studying here, you can benefit from various organisations within and beyond the University:
The Glasgow Human Rights Network
This brings together 75 academics from the University along with another 75 individuals from other universities in Scotland, civil society organisations, and governmental agencies to develop research and teaching initiatives.
The Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network
The Glasgow Centre for International Development
The annual International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival . As well as screening a wide variety of human rights related movies and documentaries, the festival offers talks, seminars and student workshops, attracting students from all the Universities in the city.
In 2010, students were able to attend the 10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions held in the Main Chamber of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and heard from a number of important speakers, including Navi Pillay (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), John Ruggie (the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights), and Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and current President of Realizing Rights).
Students on the programme come from diverse backgrounds. Over the last two years, for example, the MSc Human Rights & International Politics has hosted students from 16 different countries: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Japan, Malawi, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe. Students on the programme also share classes with students on other programmes, which contributes to a lively and cosmopolitan learning environment.
Students go on to do a wide variety of things after they graduate. Recent students the MSc Human Rights & International Politics have, for example:
done internships in Geneva with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the International Labour Organisation
interned with the OSCE Mission in Kosovo and the European Union
worked with a variety of nongovernmental NGOs, such as Oxfam, Al-Marsad Arab Centre for Human Rights, Burma Volunteer Program, and Penal Reform International
- pursued PhD study.
Trip to Geneva
Students on the MSc and MRes in Human Rights and International Politics can optionally participate in a 5 day trip to Geneva after the exams.
The trip will introduce you to a range of human rights and humanitarian organisations based in Geneva, providing more in depth engagement with those who work in the field of human rights. It will also help you connect what you have learned in classes to real world institutions, and give you a sense of possible career opportunities.