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Do I need an MA in human rights to work in the field?

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    I'm deciding whether to take political science or marketing. I would like to work for an NGO/charity, hopefully related to human rights or international development.

    A lot of people say I need an MA and for this I'll need to take political science (which I'm really good at).

    However, to be realistic about jobs upon graduation (I'm not a rich kid who can afford to rely on the rents until something I want comes along), and a lot of charities specify marketing roles on their websites.

    I would prefer to study politics, but I need to be realistic and learn real market place skills.

    Which would be better?

    You certainly don't need an MA in human rights to work for an NGO. Lots of NGOs and international organisations like the UN will prefer applicants with specialist knowledge of a particular region (the Middle East, Russia, Central Asia etc), but at the undergraduate level a politics degree is fine. I suggest you take the opportunity to learn a language whilst at university, preferably one connected to a region you're interested in.
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