MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy Program By University of Stirling |Top Universities

University of Stirling

Stirling Campus, Stirling, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
  • QS Stars
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Subject Philosophy
  • Fees(GBP) 20145-
  • Scholarships Yes

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This is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy programme in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). On this MSc programme, students will learn about the practice and theory of human rights laws and politics, the UN human rights institutions, their history and their philosophical foundations. Students will be taught by top human rights researchers and will be given practical training from experienced UN personnel in negotiating draft documents, and learning how to make a difference. The course includes a study visit to Geneva for all students, to observe the Human Rights Council in session. Additionally, the final three months of the course, students may apply for a highly desirable internship or to pursue projects with human rights organisations or to tackle a traditional dissertation.

About University

The University of Stirling is committed to helping students make a difference in the world. Based in the heart of Scotland, Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and teaching, employability and facilities are all rated five-star (QS World University Rankings 2020). 

The University of Stirling was ranked top 30 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2021, and Top 10 in the UK for Postgraduate Student Experience (PTES 2021).

With more than 220 undergraduate course combinations and over 90 postgraduate courses, including a portfolio of online courses, we equip our graduates with the knowledge, expertise and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

Campus life

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in the UK and 5th in the world for its campus environment (UK ISB Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018), and it’s not hard to see why.

Less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, our beautiful 330-acre campus is home to newly renovated accommodation, catering outlets, shops, a cinema and theatre and even an 18th-century castle. We’ve invested more than £40 million to further enhance our world-class fitness and high-performance sports facilities and create a new campus hub right at the heart of our campus – and all of our campus facilities are just a short, ten-minute walk apart from one another.

Here at Stirling, your safety is our top priority. That’s why Stirling has been named the UK’s safest student city (The Complete University Guide 2020).

Discover Scotland

If you’re looking for adventure, you belong at the University of Stirling. Scotland has been voted the world's most beautiful country and favourite destination (The Rough Guide 2019) – and Stirling is the perfect base to experience everything that Scotland has to offer.

Glasgow International Airport and Edinburgh Airport are both approximately 40 minutes from our University campus – with London only a one-hour flight away. There are a range of convenient flights from China to Scotland – with four direct flights per week between Beijing and Edinburgh.

Commitment to employability

Ranked 1st in Scotland and top 15 in the world for careers services (UK ISB Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018), our courses offer hands-on experience, career support and opportunities to work with industries across the globe. Students can also take advantage of the UK Graduate visa which gives you permission to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successfully completing your course. 

A global outlook

The University of Stirling is truly global in every sense of the word. More than 120 nationalities are represented on our diverse and inclusive campus. 

We collaborate with institutions across the world – with teaching in research partnerships in more than 60 countries in order to help our students become forward-thinking graduates with skills that are sought after by employers across the globe.

Sporting excellence

The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and was recognised in the Times and Sunday Times as the UK Sports University of the Year 2020. We’re also home to five national governing bodies and ranked 1st in Scotland and top five in the UK for sports facilities (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018). 

Our students also benefit from more than 50 sports clubs, dozens of weekly exercise classes and non-competitive sports programmes.

Research with impact

Our world-leading academics are experts in their fields, and our teaching explores this cutting-edge research to make an impact on society. That’s why three-quarters of Stirling’s research was classed as either world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

Our aim is simple: from feeding the world to using psychology to catch criminals, we want to tackle the global issues of our time. Our multi-disciplinary researchers challenge assumptions, innovate thinking and find solutions.

Are you ready to Be Stirling?

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