This programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to human rights and goes beyond a narrow, legalistic approach to the subject.
You will examine the international process of human rights protection and advocacy, including the nature of the international order, the relationship between human rights and sovereignty of states, and the problems of intervention and resource redistribution.
You will explore human rights from the perspective of disciplines such as international public policy, international law, global business and international organisations to build a broad conception of human rights in practice.
This is an American degree (see the 'structure' tab for more information).
Human rights play a major role in the political and social agenda of our times, both internationally and domestically.
Completing this degree will enable you to master the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the discipline of international human rights and acquire the necessary skills to work in the field in roles such as researchers, advocates and project managers.
You will benefit from the wide-ranging expertise of highly qualified staff, with particular strengths in the fields of:
Most students complete their degree in six terms over 14 months. Academically strong and dedicated students may complete the degree in five terms over 12 months.
This is an American degree. It is made up of units known as credit hours. Each class that you undertake will allow you to accumulate credit hours. Most classes (modules) carry three credit hours. You must successfully complete at least 36 credit hours (12 modules) to complete the programme.
The main parts of your degree are the core modules. You will follow 8-10 core modules, depending on your chosen degree. These must be complemented with a selection of elective modules to make up the required total of 12 modules. For some programmes, elective modules can be chosen from the full selection of MA, MS and MBA classes.
Professional skills development
In addition you will be expected to spend time in scholarship and research activities each term. All students undertake a mandatory, no-credit module in their first term (LIBR 5010 Professional Studies) which strengthens their academic skills in preparation for postgraduate study.
RUL also offers you the opportunity to undertake a sequential degree – a second MA, MS or MBA degree following your first postgraduate degree.
If you have earned an MA, MS or an MBA from Webster University, or Master’s or Doctorate from another regionally accredited college or university, or an international equivalent, you may apply for a sequential Master’s degree by completing the core modules (minimum 21 credit hours) in your chosen degree.
Please note: the sequential Master’s degrees in International Relations and Finance require completion of 27 hours of coursework.
HRTS 5000 Introduction to International Human Rights
HRTS 5200 Research Methods and Approaches OR INGO 5200 Research Methods and Approaches
HRTS 6000 International Human Rights: Theory and Practice OR HRTS 6250 Thesis*
INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations
INTL 5530 International Law
BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers
BUSN 5210 Financial Management for Non-Profits
INGO 5100 Finance, Budgeting and Accounting for International Non-Governmental Organisations
HRTS 5300 Human Rights Advocacy, Fact Finding and Outreach
HRTS 6500 Internship
INTB 5710 Cross-Cultural Management
INGO 5300 Human Resources and Staffing for International Non-Governmental Organisations
NPLR 5210 Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship
Law and Organisations cluster
HRTS 5610 International Humanitarian Law
HRTS 5620 International Criminal Law
INGO 5000: International Non-Governmental Organisations
INTL 5540 International Organisations
HRTS 5350 Gender and Human Rights
HRTS 5400 Human Rights Diplomacy
HRTS 5450 History of Human Rights
HRTS 5800 Issues in Human Rights
*Students completing the Thesis option are required to do only one module from the Interdisciplinary cluster
24 October 2014
9 January 2015
13 March 2015
Full course fee (12 courses): £15,600
Registration fee: £420 (refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (refundable)
Alumni fee: £360
We require successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative grade point average or its equivalent (e.g. 2:2 degree).
PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.
Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3
Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.
We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:
If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.
Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.
Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
On-campus diagnostic test
If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test.
This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:
Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the section titled ‘Studying in the United Kingdom’ on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
Transfer of credits
Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all of the supporting documentation listed above. If you wish to have transfer credit assessed, you should provide us with official university transcripts before your proposed start date.
Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.
Note: Changes will be made from October 2014 which affect our scholarship offering. Please check the website after 20 September for details.
A scholarship of up to 50% of your tuition fees, awarded to students with strong academic achievements and potential. Available for specific programmes; please refer to the list below.
US Financial Aid
Financial aid for US-passport holders following our US-accredited programmes.
Regent's Progress Fund for Alumni
We are delighted when our Alumni decide to return to study on a postgraduate programme. To demonstrate our support for you as a progressing student and acknowledge your academic achievements to date, we are pleased to offer progression scholarships from September 2014 onwards.
You will be taught by internationally diverse academics and practitioners with vast experience in academia as well as in their respective fields.
The programme puts strong emphasis on experiential learning, with outside activity complementing the work in class.
You will have opportunities to participate in conferences, take part in the Model United Nations, attend seminars given by high-profile figures in international politics, academia, human rights and the media, or even attend a humanitarian conference in Geneva.
We aim to help you acquire and develop analytical skills, the ability to research independently and work in groups.
You can also make use of all the resources that London has to offer. For example students, by an exclusive arrangement, are eligible for a substantial discount on membership to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, with its captivating meetings and rich academic resources. The British Library with its vast collection is also available to our students.
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA
Last updated: 22 August 2014
* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates