The MA in Development and Human Rights examines the comparatively new interface between Human Rights and International Development.

Key Features

This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. It examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first-century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives and is taught by a team of leading academics in their fields.

Students will be encouraged to apply legal theory, social and political theory and research tools in analysing and understanding development and human rights, as well as being taught key historical and policy dimensions and concepts.


The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in (part one) and then a dissertation over the summer (part two).

Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module. The dissertation component is written on a specialist research topic of their choosing.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a 2:2 with a minimum of 55% overall. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £7,750 £16,500
MA Part-time £2,600 £5,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

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Last updated October 29, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 - 3 years
16,500 GBP
- Full-time international students; 7750 GBP - Full-time UK/EU students; 2600 GBP - Part-time UK/EU students
July 31, 2019
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Start Date
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End Date
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Application deadline
July 31, 2019
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