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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   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
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   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Public International Law     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
  Human Rights (LLM)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  International and European Law   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights     University of Nottingham
  Development and Human Rights     Swansea University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Leeds
  International Human Rights and Terrorism Law     Lancaster University
  Human Rights and International Relations     University of Roehampton
  Development and Rights     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Political and Legal Theory: Toleration     University of York
  Social Justice and Education     University College London
  LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert Law (general)     Middlesex University London
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice     University of Roehampton
  Law (Specialism Human Rights Law)     University of Kent
  Law     University of York
  Human Rights Law     University of Nottingham
  Counter-Terrorism Studies (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Human Rights     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Terrorism and Society     University of Kent
  Comparative Political Thought     SOAS, University of London
  Minorities, Rights and the Law     Middlesex University London
  Terrorism, Security & Society     King's College London
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Oxford
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Health, Bioethics and Law     University of Birmingham
  Applied Human Rights LLM     Sheffield Hallam University
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