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This interdisciplinary programme provides you with an understanding of recent debates in the field of human rights from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, law, international relations and politics. You examine how human rights are embedded in wider social processes of state regulation, conflict and mass displacement, transnational social movements, and international agencies. You develop your ability to critically assess human rights instruments (international and regional), discourses and institutions, and the relationship between international human rights law, state law and local interpretations of human rights. By the end of the programme you should be able to research human rights issues in a way that contextualises state and transnational legal procedures in wider social processes such as gender, class, ethnicity and globalisation. Sussex has a worldwide reputation for research in the field of human rights and a distinctive interdisciplinary approach that enables fresh thinking which contributes practical insights of real value to policy-makers. Assessment You are assessed by term papers of 5,000 words for each course and a 10,000-word dissertation. Structure Core courses: Human Rights and the Politics of Culture ? Liberalism, Modernity and Globalisation. Options: you choose two from a wide range of options offered across the University. These normally include Activism for Development and Social Justice ? Anthropology of Reconciliation and Reconstruction ? Complex Humanitarian Emergencies ? Embodiment and Institutionalisation of Violence, Conflict and Conciliation ? Genocide in World Politics ? Human Rights in International Relations ? International Law in World Politics ? Migration under the European Convention on Human Rights ? Refugees and Development ? The Politics of Citizenship and Immigration ? Women and Human Rights. You may also choose one option from this list and another relevant course, subject to the approval of the programme convenor. You also take a skills course as preparation for your dissertation. In the summer term, you will get assistance in finding a 10-week work-study placement. You also take one research skills course from Ethnographic Methods (spring) ? Methods for Development (summer) ? Techniques in Campaigning, Advocacy and Activism (summer), and undertake supervised work on a dissertation.

This interdisciplinary programme provides you with an understanding of recent debates in the field of human rights from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, law, international relations and politics. You examine how human rights are embedded in wider social processes of state regulation, conflict and mass displacement, transnational social movements, and international...

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Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in politics, international relations, philosophy, law, history, sociology, anthropology, development studies or a related field. IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section. Pearsoof EngliItemalue+oSn++?

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in politics, international relations, philosophy, law, history, sociology, anthropology, development studies or a related field. IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section. Pearsoof EngliItemalue+oSn++?

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