MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights
A partnership between the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
This Masters Programme is designed for the professionals and volunteers who work between state and market and who are interested in promoting the principles of human rights including anti-discrimination, participative democracy, accountability and social responsibility.
The home for the protection and development of human rights and citizenship today, is widely recognised as being the space between the state and the market, in, what we might loosely call, community or – to be more precise - civil society. This is also the prominent space of operations for third sector organisations. The protection and enhancement of human rights and equality and the celebration of diversity and difference are fundamentally important to organisations working in civil society with marginalised people.
Welcomed by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the course is designed for professionals and volunteers in the Third Sector and Public Sector who are interested in, or working to promote, the principles of human rights - including anti-discrimination, participative democracy, accountability and social responsibility.
The programme will:
• Help to unlock the potential of Third and Public Sector organisations and their staff
• Facilitate civic leadership and active citizenship
• Offer an accessible, vocational, portable and applied Masters level qualification
• Be the first qualification in equality and human rights to facilitate “learning for the day job”
• Offer a learning philosophy and assessments that ensure real-time learning in the workplace
• Put Recognition of Prior Learning at the core of its approach to course entry
You will undertake the following modules, enabling you to qualify for a Certificate, Diploma or Masters qualification:
30-credit modules: Globalisation and Migration, Leadership for Equality, Human Rights, Citizenship and Practice
60-credit module: Masters Dissertation
For a Postgraduate Certificate, you will be required to complete any two of the 30-credit modules; for a Postgraduate Diploma - all four of the 30-credit modules and for an MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights - all four of the 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation module.
Work Based Learning
The programme is delivered in a “blended learning” mode, that is, through distance learning on the university’s Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, in combination with face to face seminars at GCU’s city campus two or three times a year. Modules will be delivered online with telephone or face-to-face support from the tutors as necessary.
Work Based Learning generally describes learning while a person is employed. The learning is usually based on the needs of the individual's career and employer, and leads to nationally recognised qualifications
In order to participate in the programme you must be aware of the following:
• You need to be in full-time or part-time employment, to be self motivated and be capable of independent learning.
• You need to be able to access and use a computer,for example, to receive University e-correspondence and to word process your assignments and projects for assessment.
Find out more
To register, go to our Study Guide
For questions on the programme or an informal chat contact
Professor Bill Hughes, Programme Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 331 3330