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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
comprehensive profile   Internationale Beziehungen   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
comprehensive profile   Law: International Migration and Refugee Law   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Security     University of Sussex
  Human Rights     Birkbeck, University of London
  Terrorism, Policing and Security (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes)     University of Bristol
  Gender Studies and Law     SOAS, University of London
  Laws     University of Exeter
  Development and Human Rights     Swansea University
  International Human Rights Law     University of Leeds
  International Human Rights Law     University of Essex
  Human Rights and International Relations     University of Roehampton
  International Human Rights Law and Practice     University of York
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice     University of Roehampton
  International Environmental Law     University of Hull
  International Human Rights Law     Lancaster University
  Theory and Practice of Human Rights     University of Essex
  International Human Rights Law     University of Hull
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Law (Research)     University of Lincoln
  Human Rights (Res)     University of Sussex
  South Asian Law     SOAS, University of London
  International Politics     SOAS, University of London
  Human Rights and Cultural Diversity     University of Essex
  Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development     University of Bath
  International Law & Criminology of Armed Conflict     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights     University of Reading
  Globalisation and Development     SOAS, University of London
  Environmental and Human Rights Law     Aberystwyth University
  Food Security and Food Justice     University of Sheffield
  Political and Legal Theory: Toleration     University of York
  Applied Human Rights     University of York
  Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights     University of Nottingham
  Global Health, Law and Governance     Queen Mary University of London
  Applied Human Rights LLM     Sheffield Hallam University
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