Human Rights - MA

From migrant welfare and protecting the vulnerable, to same-sex couples’ inheritance rights, freedom of speech or political corruption, human rights remains one of the key discourses of our times. Our MA offers an interdisciplinary study of human rights at domestic, regional and international levels, capitalising on Keele’s wide-ranging expertise in race, gender, sexuality, globalisation, culture, identity, justice, and contemporary social movements. Whether you’re seeking a career in campaigning, communication, research, education, advocacy or activism, or already work in these and related fields, like law, public sector, social services, it offers the chance to explore your interests and discover new passions.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Ethics, Humanities, Law

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £9,800 per year. Part time £5,400 per year.
    International - £19,500 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years

Why study Human Rights at Keele University?

Enjoy rich debate and discussion with a diverse, international student cohort and faculty whose expertise spans a range of disciplines, including law, politics, philosophy and more
Placement opportunities (subject to availability) with the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva, Switzerland
Founding course team member Professor Patrick Thornberry was a longstanding CERD member who specialises in racial discrimination and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples
Close-knit community, smaller class sizes, tailored personal/professional support includes Senior Practitioner in Law, an experienced solicitor developing employability skills and employer links
insert-a start
Picture of Morgan

"My time at Keele far surpassed my expectations. My lectures and round tables were some of the most interesting discussions I have ever experienced. I was blown away by the knowledge and expertise of the lecturers and professors I was fortunate enough to hear from."

Morgan, Graduate

insert-a end
insert-b start insert-b end
insert-c start insert-c end
insert-d start insert-d end
insert-e start insert-e end
insert-f start

Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

insert-f end
insert-g start insert-g end
insert-h start insert-h end