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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
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Internationale Beziehungen   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Human Rights & International Politics   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Equality & Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Terrorism, Policing and Security (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Law (Research)     University of Lincoln
  Human Rights     Kingston University
  Holocaust and Genocide - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice     Keele University
  Geopolitics and Grand Strategy     University of Sussex
  International Human Rights and Terrorism Law     Lancaster University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Liverpool
  International Criminal Justice & Human Rights     University of Dundee
  Public International Law     Nottingham Law School
  Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development     University of Bath
  Globalising Justice     University of Lincoln
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Law     Aberystwyth University
  International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     University of Essex
  LLM International Human Rights     The University of Law
  International Trade Law     University of Essex
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Birmingham
  Safeguarding     Birmingham City University
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Political and Legal Theory: Toleration     University of York
  Law in the Middle East and North Africa     SOAS, University of London
  The Criminal Justice Process     University of Salford
  Democracy, Human Security and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice     University of Roehampton
  Human Rights and the Environment     Lancaster University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  Human Rights     Nottingham Law School
  Comparative Political Thought     SOAS, University of London
  Applied Human Rights     University of York
  Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
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