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.

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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   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   Law: International Migration and Refugee Law   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Human Rights in Criminal Justice   comprehensive profile   University of Limerick
  International Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  International Human Rights Law and Practice     University of York
  International Security     University of Sussex
  International Human Rights Law     Lancaster University
  Immigration Law     Queen Mary University of London
  Human Rights Law     University of Nottingham
  International Human Rights     Birmingham City University
  Development and Rights     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Holocaust and Genocide - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Global Health, Law and Governance     Queen Mary University of London
  Human Rights     University College London
  Political Theory     University of Sheffield
  Law in the Middle East and North Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Climate Change and Human Rights     Aberystwyth University
  Ideology and Discourse Analysis     University of Essex
  Human Rights Law     SOAS, University of London
  Human Rights     University of Aberdeen
  Terrorism and Society     University of Kent
  Applied Human Rights     University of York
  Human Rights     Birkbeck, University of London
  International Human Rights and Terrorism Law     Lancaster University
  Globalisation and Development     SOAS, University of London
  Terrorism and Security     University of Salford
  Human Rights     Nottingham Law School
  Women's Studies (Humanities)     University of York
  Human Rights - Law/ Political Science Pathway     University of Manchester
  Terrorism, Security & Society     King's College London
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Geopolitics and Grand Strategy     University of Sussex
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Equality & Human Rights     University of Glasgow
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