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   Internationale Beziehungen   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  Equality & Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Human Rights & International Politics   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  International Politics     SOAS, University of London
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Oxford
  Law (Specialism Human Rights Law)     University of Kent
  Human Rights     The University of Sunderland
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights     University of Bath
  Law in the Middle East and North Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Political Theory     University of Sheffield
  Human Rights (Res)     University of Sussex
  Immigration Law     Queen Mary University of London
  International Justice and Human Rights Law     Edge Hill University
  Human Rights and Criminal Justice     University of Aberdeen
  Human Rights     University of Aberdeen
  MA International Human Rights     The University of Law
  Applied Human Rights MA     Sheffield Hallam University
  Safeguarding Adults - Law, Policy and Practice     Keele University
  Globalisation and Development     SOAS, University of London
  International Environmental Law     University of Hull
  International Commercial Law and Human Rights     Aberystwyth University
  Minorities, Rights and the Law     Middlesex University London
  Human Rights Law     University of Strathclyde
  Human Rights     Birkbeck, University of London
  Human Rights     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Climate Justice     Glasgow Caledonian University
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Birmingham
  Human Rights Law     Cardiff University
  Human Rights and the Environment     Lancaster University
  Human Rights     Kingston University
  Human Rights     University of Reading
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  ...     ...

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