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   Internationale Beziehungen   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  M.A. Development Studies   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Comparative Political Thought     SOAS, University of London
  International Human Rights Law     University of Essex
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Birmingham
  Social Justice and Education     University College London
  Applied Human Rights LLM     Sheffield Hallam University
  Holocaust and Genocide     University of Birmingham
  Health, Bioethics and Law     University of Birmingham
  Global Health, Law and Governance     Queen Mary University of London
  Democracy, Human Security and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  Environmental and Human Rights Law     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights - Political Science     University of Manchester
  Human Rights Law     University of Strathclyde
  Climate Change and Human Rights     Aberystwyth University
  Terrorism and Society     University of Kent
  Safeguarding Adults - Law, Policy and Practice     Keele University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Oxford
  Development and Rights     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Criminal Justice     Queen Mary University of London
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  Law     Aberystwyth University
  Terrorism and Political Violence     University of St Andrews
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  International Commercial Law and Human Rights     Aberystwyth University
  Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights     University of Nottingham
  Human Rights Law     Queen Mary University of London
  Human Rights - Law/ Political Science Pathway     University of Manchester
  Law (Research)     University of Lincoln
  Human Rights     University of Aberdeen
  The Criminal Justice Process     University of Salford
  Human Rights Law     SOAS, University of London
  Humanities     University of Derby
  Holocaust and Genocide - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Liverpool
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