This course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer.
The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:
The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.
Dr Hannah Miller a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, Politics and International Relations in the Politics department. She has spent her professional career working in the fields of human rights and social justice, both as a scholar and practioner. Hannah has researched and published in the areas of campaign strategies, charity law, NGO practice, rights-based and rights-framed approaches, and the sociology of rights. She is currently researching representation of forms of disobedience. She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Human Rights (Taylor and Francis), co-convenor of the British Sociological Association's Sociology of Rights Study Group and a member of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Hannah Miller has also worked with a variety of NGOs including War on Want, Women at Risk (WAR - Ethiopia), SCOPE, Regenerate,COM, Regenerate.RISE, Patient and Public Involvement Forums (NHS UK) and the Palestinain Solidarity Campaign.
Stephen Bowen is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and also the Director of the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR). Stephen has 25 years experience as an international human rights practitioner, and has held a number of senior appointments with international human Rights NGOs and the United Nations, including: Campaigns Director of Amnesty International UK; Chief Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Chief Counsel to the OSCE Election Appeals Sub-Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Programme Director at the International Human Rights Law Group; and Legal Adviser to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights..
Dr Radu Cinpoes' research focuses on exploring articulations of national identity and the construction of nationhood. While a large part of his work has been concerned with these processes in the context of communism and transition from communism in Central and Eastern Europe, he has been investigating similar processes in wider contexts (looking at, among other things, European identity). Linked to the issues of identity and belonging, Radu's current research project deals with migration, taking a critical realist approach to the relationship between structure and agency in shaping migration processes.
Dr Paul Dixon's research interests are in the politics of conflict. He is interested in conflict resolution theory and the role of politics in managing both violent and non-violent conflict. His specialist areas are the Northern Ireland conflict and the British approach to counterinsurgency and military intervention. Paul is completing a book on The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya to Afghanistan (Palgrave 2012). He has published widely on the conflict in Northern Ireland including Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace (Palgrave, 2008, 2nd edition) and is working on a book on The Northern Ireland Peace Process (Routledge). He has published articles in Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of Strategic Studies, Review of International Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Political Studies Quarterly and Political Studies.
Dr Robin Pettitt's research focuses on political organisations that serve as conduits between civil society and the state, particularly political parties. His interests have been largely based on national politics, but he is moving into the politics of representation at the EU level. Robin also has an interest in the uses and abuses of marketing techniques in politics and in research methodology.
Dr Sam Raphael's research interests are in American foreign policy and the use of force, particularly in regards to the 'war on terror'. His My publications include a book on US foreign policy and oil: Global Energy Security and American Hegemony (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), and he has published in leading journals in the field. Sam is currently engaged in an ESRC-funded project with Dr Ruth Blakeley at Kent University, called The Globalisation of Rendition and Secret Detention. In this project, they are working with a range of NGOs to bring together and analyse all available data on the network of CIA secret prisons and prisoner transfers in the 'war on terror'.