Application deadline extended: New MSc Citizenship & Human Rights launched by SCVO & Glasgow Caledonian University

Extended Application Deadline Dates and Course Start Date:
There are two deadline dates for registration of applications:
1) Lodge application by 4pm on Wednesday 22nd June to secure a choice of induction days – Friday 1st July to allow access to pre-course reading and materials to prepare over the summer period; or Friday 12th August

2) Lodge application by 4pm on Monday 18th July for induction on Friday 12th August

The programme starts formally on Monday 15th August with the first face-to-face seminar in Glasgow 18th & 19th August

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Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Glasgow Caledonian University are offering a new post-graduate course: MSC Citizenship & Human Rights.

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.

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.

Programme Structure

SCVO/GCU Masters in Citizenship and Human Rights – By Learning Contract

  • Created by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in partnership with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
  • Postgraduate course by learning contract (work-based learning), delivered by blended learning (largely online).
  • Entrance by Recognition of Prior Learning – formal and informal
  • 3 exit points – at Certificate (Yr1), Diploma (Yr 2) and Masters (Yr 3) levels

Globalisation and Migration
Leadership, Equality and Social Responsibility

Human Rights
Citizenship and Practice

Masters Dissertation


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.

For more information please contact:

Jacqueline Ramsay at humanrights[at] or on +44 (0)141 331 3256 or visit the course website.

For questions on the programme or an informal chat contact
Kiril Sharapov, Programme Leader at Kiril.sharapov[at] or on  +44 141 331 8387