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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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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.

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

    study programmes     universities
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Applied Human Rights LLM     Sheffield Hallam University
  Food Security and Food Justice     University of Sheffield
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  LLM International Human Rights     The University of Law
  Minorities, Rights and the Law     Middlesex University London
  Development and Human Rights     Swansea University
  Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice     Keele University
  Human Rights Law     Cardiff University
  Globalising Justice     University of Lincoln
  Environmental and Human Rights Law     Aberystwyth University
  International Human Rights Law and Development     University of Bradford
  Comparative Political Thought     SOAS, University of London
  Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  International Law - specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law     Bangor University
  Safeguarding     Birmingham City University
  Human Rights - Political Science     University of Manchester
  MA International Human Rights     The University of Law
  Law     Aberystwyth University
  International Environmental Law     University of Hull
  Human Rights and Criminal Justice     University of Aberdeen
  Human Rights     The University of Sunderland
  Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights     University of Nottingham
  Development and Rights     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Human Rights     Kingston University
  Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     Aberystwyth University
  Peace and Conflict     University of Manchester
  Immigration Law     Queen Mary University of London
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert Law (general)     Middlesex University London
  Terrorism and Security     University of Salford
  International Security     University of Dundee
  Human Rights Law     University of Strathclyde
  Laws     University of Exeter
  Human Rights     University of Reading
  International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     University of Essex
  Humanities     University of Derby
  Human Rights     University of Aberdeen
  Geopolitics and Grand Strategy     University of Sussex
  ...     ...
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