How does gender and race influence human rights? How does global inequality impact human rights?
This course focuses on the social factors which affect human rights, such as gender, race and global inequality. It offers a foundation in a classical and contemporary social theory as you examine areas including human behaviour, relationships and society. You will also explores human rights issues and how they can be enforced and defended.
You will develop comprehensive skills in research, numeracy, data collection and analysis, teamwork and communication. There is a focus on key study skills, such as reading critically and engaging in comparative analysis.
Year 1In Year 1, you will be introduced to key concepts in sociology and human rights, to understand and engage with issues in social justice.There is a focus on developing key study skills, such as the ability to read critically.
Year 2In Year 2, you will continue to develop your study skills, and engage in comparative analysis. You will take two core modules. And start to specialise in your main interests by selecting 2 modules from a choice of flexible modules.
- Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues
- How to Change the World
- Modern Political Thought (Optional Module)
- Slavery and Emancipation (Optional Module)
- Latin America: Power, Politics and El Pueblo Rising (Optional Module)
- Crime, Media and Policy (Optional Module)
- Youth, Crime and Deviance (Optional Module)
- Voices of Contemporary Europe (Optional Module)
- Contemporary Issues in Economics (Optional Module)
- International Relations and Global Governance (Optional Module)
- Globalisation, Development and Social Justice (Optional Module)
- Globalisation and Social Change (Optional Module)
- Researching Race and Ethnicity (Optional Module)
- Policing and Punishment (Optional Module)
Optional yearYou have the option to take an additional year to study abroad or to undertake a year-long work placement overseas (or even a mix of both.)
Sandwich YearThis course has a sandwich year option which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.
Final YearIn your Final Year, you will undertake an advanced research project with a real focus on expanding your research skills. You will also choose 2 modules from a range of specialist modules.
- Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class
- Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights (Optional Module)
- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Optional Module) Copy
- Britain, Europe and the Extreme Right, 1918-to the Present (Optional Module) Copy
- Identity, Culture, Politics (Optional Module) Copy
- Cold War, Hot War: the Politics of the Middle East (Optional Module)
- War and Society (Optional Module)
- Migration and Social Transformation (Optional Module)
- The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic (Optional Module)
- Social Dissertation (Optional Module)
- Human Rights and Social Justice in the Arts (Optional Module)