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MA Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practices

Swansea University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
October 2021

October 2022

October 2023

Program description

MA Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practices

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges program, which is supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges, including:

  • Environmental law, with particular reference on the impact on women and children;
  • Human rights and international criminal law;
  • Children’s rights and protecting children online, and
  • Terrorism, radicalisation and cyber security.

In partnership with Sky, this graduate scholarship initiative will develop the next generation of outstanding, forward-looking and real-world focused leaders in legal scholarship, activism and practice.

Admission requirements

Candidates will hold a first class degree in law, or a related discipline, with strong overall and individual module performance. Exceptional candidates with a good upper second class degree who can demonstrate relevant work experience may also be considered.

In support of their application, candidates are also asked to provide a two-page CV and a cover letter setting out what they hope to gain from the programand how they will contribute to it. Applicants should also identify and justify the global challenge area they would like to work on.

If neither English nor Welsh is your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each component).

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Program content

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

Compulsory Modules

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Confronting Global Challenges
  • Transforming Law and Policy

Optional Modules

  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • Rights and accountability: technology and law
  • Crime in Cyberspace
  • Online Propaganda and Radicalisation
  • Human Rights Implementation
  • Human Rights and Terrorism Online
  • Human Rights, Asylum and Migration
  • Countering Violent Extremism Online

Compulsory Modules

  • Global Challenges Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The programis designed to significantly enhance the employability of students, enabling them to develop skills that will equip them for work across a range of sectors. The programwill support the development and ambitions of students intending to continue or undertake a career in:

  • The public sector, including government at all levels: Potential careers include: civil service, regional, national and sub-national government, local authorities and other public bodies, and political and policy advice work.
  • International and regional institutions: Potential careers include: the United Nations, Council of Europe, and other regional institutions.
  • The private sector: Potential careers include: global business; the business sector (from large scale business such as the banking sector, to smaller concerns seeking to appeal to ethical consumers).
  • The NGO sector: Potential careers include: international NGOs (e.g. UNICEF and Greenpeace); national or local NGOs.
  • Research and academia: Potential careers include: policy ‘think- tanks’; and, HEIs.

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Swansea University

Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

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