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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.

A Masters programme in Human Rights is offered by these institutions:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Law: International Migration and Refugee Law   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Public International Law     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
  Human Rights (Res)     University of Sussex
  Minorities, Rights and the Law     Middlesex University London
  International Human Rights     Birmingham City University
  Human Rights     Birkbeck, University of London
  Applied Human Rights LLM     Sheffield Hallam University
  International Justice and Human Rights Law     Edge Hill University
  Terrorism, Security & Society     King's College London
  Democracy, Human Security and International Law     Aberystwyth University
  Law     Aberystwyth University
  International Human Rights and Terrorism Law     Lancaster University
  Immigration Law     Queen Mary University of London
  Comparative Political Thought     SOAS, University of London
  Political Theory     University of Sheffield
  The Criminal Justice Process     University of Salford
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights     University of Bath
  Human Rights Law     Cardiff University
  International Trade Law     University of Essex
  Ideology and Discourse Analysis     University of Essex
  Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights     University of Nottingham
  Equality & Human Rights     University of Glasgow
  Terrorism, Policing and Security (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Globalisation and Development     SOAS, University of London
  Holocaust and Genocide - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Human Rights Law     Queen Mary University of London
  Security Studies     University College London
  Global Justice     University of Sheffield
  Human Rights     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Human Rights and Humanitarian Law     Aberystwyth University
  LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert Law (general)     Middlesex University London
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