Master of Human Rights
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   Middle East Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   International Law and Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
  Law: International Migration and Refugee Law   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Humanities     University of Derby
  Human Rights Law     University of Bristol
  Human Rights     Nottingham Law School
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  Law     University of York
  Safeguarding Adults - Law, Policy and Practice     Keele University
  International Trade Law     University of Essex
  The Criminal Justice Process     University of Salford
  Democracy, Human Security and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes)     University of Bristol
  Human Rights     Kingston University
  Citizenship and Human Rights     Glasgow Caledonian University
  International Law and Global Justice     University of Sheffield
  Global Justice     University of Sheffield
  Human Rights     Birkbeck, University of London
  Human Rights & International Politics     University of Glasgow
  Safeguarding     Birmingham City University
  Law in the Middle East and North Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Rights, Gender and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  International Security     University of Sussex
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  Human Rights and Cultural Diversity     University of Essex
  International Law - specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law     Bangor University
  Criminal Justice and Human Rights     University of Aberdeen
  Human Rights     The University of Sunderland
  Food Security and Food Justice     University of Sheffield
  Human Rights and International Relations     University of Roehampton
  International Human Rights Law     University of Oxford
  Human Rights     University College London
  International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights     University of Birmingham
  Terrorism and Society     University of Kent
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  International Politics     SOAS, University of London
  Environmental and Human Rights Law     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights Law     University of Nottingham
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