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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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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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   Law: International Migration and Refugee Law   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Human Rights in Criminal Justice   comprehensive profile   University of Limerick
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  International Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  International Human Rights and Terrorism Law     Lancaster University
  International Human Rights Law     Lancaster University
  Human Rights     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Globalising Justice     University of Lincoln
  Health, Bioethics and Law     University of Birmingham
  Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights     University of Nottingham
  Human Rights     Nottingham Law School
  Counter-Terrorism Studies (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Ethnicity and Multiculturalism     University of Bristol
  International Human Rights Law     University of Essex
  Terrorism and Security     University of Salford
  Environmental and Human Rights Law     Aberystwyth University
  Criminal Justice     Queen Mary University of London
  Human Rights and Criminal Justice     University of Aberdeen
  Applied Human Rights MA     Sheffield Hallam University
  Public International Law     Nottingham Law School
  Safeguarding Adults - Law, Policy and Practice     Keele University
  Terrorism and Political Violence     Kingston University
  Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice     Keele University
  International and Comparative Legal Studies (General Programme)     SOAS, University of London
  Citizenship and Human Rights     Glasgow Caledonian University
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights     University of Bath
  Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice     University of Roehampton
  International Environmental Law     University of Hull
  Humanities     University of Derby
  Human Rights - Political Science     University of Manchester
  International Human Rights Law     University of Oxford
  International Human Rights Law     Oxford Brookes University
  Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Human Rights (Res)     University of Sussex
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