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Defending Human Rights online distance learning course

Posted on 21 July 2016

Interested in developing your career in human rights?

 Online distance course - last enrollment is 2016

We are now accepting admissions for our Defending Human Rights online distance learning course, for human rights defenders and other professionals working internationally. The course in its current shape is running for the last time, starting 30th September 2016. Our online teaching will continue in different ways, but if you're wanting the qualification from the course, a Postgraduate Certificate - now's your last chance!

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Feedback from a former course participant: 

"When starting my new position as a human rights adviser in a rather large regional organisation, I quickly discovered that I lagged behind many other colleagues on certain areas of international law. Upon carrying out extensive online research, I found the online distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Defending Human Rights at the University of York. I have not been disappointed.

Over the course of the past year, I have significantly enhanced my knowledge on international human rights law and advocacy, managing risk to ensure the safety of human rights defenders as well as effective leadership and management of human rights organisations. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning methods employed during the course. There was a great mix of reading, assignments, essays, case studies, personal reflections and interesting discussions on the discussion board.

Whilst it was sometimes challenging trying to balance work and study, it was very much manageable and there is a great sense of achievement at the conclusion of the programme. This was due - in no small part - to the constant support and assistance received from tutors and module managers during the programme. I cannot recommend this course enough; I would encourage all those who foresee a career on the international law or human rights scene to enrol!"