Humanitarianism & Law Pathway

Studying a Pathway at UWTSD

Humanitarianism & Law

For those who have an interest in the world around them and seek to address global concerns, the humanitarianism & law pathway may be the most suitable option. 

The Humanitarianism and Law pathway will mean that students can study modules on the subject of humanitarianism and law throughout the degree, alongside the student’s main subject area.  

Students following a pathway will study 2 modules of Humanitarianism and Law each year and 4 modules in the student's chosen Single Honours subject. 

The humanitarianism and law pathway provides a foundation for non-lawyers to understand key issues, with a specific focus on International and Human Rights Law and Ethics, with consideration of the challenges posed by environmental change, poverty, natural disaster as well as conflict and war; the role of information networks and organisations such as the United Nations; and the management of refugees, migrants, trafficking and terrorism are also considered.

The pathway option is ideal for students who are particularly interested in working within a certain sector and would like to expand their knowledge and skill set. In a world where the job market is increasingly competitive, providing an alternative approach to a student’s degree gives students the confidence and edge over other graduates vying for similar job roles.

Students can also opt to study through the Humanitarianism and Law pathway, providing students with further knowledge and understanding of human rights laws and ethics, and what this means for the global challenges that we are faced with.

How do I apply for a Pathway? 

To apply, students will need to apply via UCAS through their main subject area.

For example:

Kim wants to study Philosophy and Humanitarianism and Law.

Kim will apply on UCAS for BA Philosophy.

After the application process, Kim can opt for the Humanitarianism and Law Pathway alongside BA Philosophy. 

What main subjects can I study in the Humanitarianism & Law Pathway? 

Students can study Politics with the following subjects:

BA Anthropology

Conflict and War
Creative Writing

Modern History
Religious Studies