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As Master of Human Rights you will legally defend people from terrorism, discrimination and other crimes.

Master of Human Rights

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Study contents and key aspects

The terms terrorism and international conflict are always at the centre of security policy discussions. International law and human rights make up a large share of these debates. Is it legitimate and legally acceptable to respond to a terrorist attack by sending in troops? Which human rights do you have to protect in particular? Any international conflict affects and involves at least two parties, thus more than one perspective needs to be taken into account when finding a solution. Within your Master of Human Rights you analyse these and many more controversies. 

The Master of Human Rights teaches you to use the law to protect any individual and is the cornerstone for our democratic societies. To grasp the complexity of human rights, the programme is set up in an interdisciplinary fashion. While dealing with judicial subjects, you constantly analyse political foundations and institutional set-ups of any given state. 

Your seminars may include topics such as social, cultural or civil law, discrimination, asylum politics or women’s rights. Depending on your individual focus, you may also have the possibility of qualifying to take up a profession in (international) criminal law. 
The admission criteria of the two-year Master of Human Rights require an undergraduate degree.

Job Opportunities with this Master 

A deep understanding for human rights and international conflicts opens up interesting, international job prospects. You can defend victims of any human rights violations in international organizations or NGOs. Other careers are possible in political institutions, media agencies or academic research. Whatever it is, a Masters degree will help you in reaching your career goals.

A Masters programme in Human Rights is offered by these institutions:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Public International Law     Utrecht University
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  International and European Law   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Human Rights (LLM)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Law: International Migration and Refugee Law   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Human Rights - Political Science     University of Manchester
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  Human Rights     University of Sussex
  Human Rights Law     Queen Mary University of London
  Human Rights and International Relations     University of Roehampton
  Law (Specialism Human Rights Law)     University of Kent
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  International Trade Law     University of Essex
  International Politics     SOAS, University of London
  Democracy, Human Security and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights Law     University of Nottingham
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     University of Essex
  Rights, Gender and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert Law (general)     Middlesex University London
  Human Rights     University of Reading
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  Globalising Justice     University of Lincoln
  Humanities     University of Derby
  Climate Justice     Glasgow Caledonian University
  Human Rights Law     SOAS, University of London
  International and Comparative Legal Studies (General Programme)     SOAS, University of London
  Terrorism, Policing and Security (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Food Security and Food Justice     University of Sheffield
  ...     ...


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