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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
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  International Human Rights and Terrorism Law     Lancaster University
  International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     University of Essex
  Human Rights - Law/ Political Science Pathway     University of Manchester
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  Holocaust and Genocide - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  International Security     University of Dundee
  Human Rights and Cultural Diversity     University of Essex
  Laws     University of Exeter
  International Human Rights     De Montfort University
  International Commercial Law and Human Rights     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights and Development     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights Law     University of Strathclyde
  International and Comparative Legal Studies (General Programme)     SOAS, University of London
  Humanities     University of Derby
  Geopolitics and Grand Strategy     University of Sussex
  Human Rights     Birkbeck, University of London
  Terrorism and Society     University of Kent
  Human Rights Law     Cardiff University
  Global Health, Law and Governance     Queen Mary University of London
  LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert Law (general)     Middlesex University London
  Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     Aberystwyth University
  Peace and Conflict     University of Manchester
  Citizenship and Human Rights     Glasgow Caledonian University
  Human Rights (Res)     University of Sussex
  Law     University of York
  Globalisation and Development     SOAS, University of London
  Criminal Justice and Human Rights     University of Aberdeen
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice     Keele University
  International Politics     SOAS, University of London
  Law (Specialism Human Rights Law)     University of Kent
  International Human Rights Law     University of Leeds
  Terrorism and Political Violence     University of St Andrews
  Food Security and Food Justice     University of Sheffield
  Law in the Middle East and North Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Applied Human Rights LLM     Sheffield Hallam University
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  ...     ...


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