Masters Programs in Human Rights

Compare 19 Masters Programs in Human Rights

Human Rights

A masters degree in Human Rights gives candidates a sound foundation in law and policy pertaining to championing human rights. The series of core units that students learn in this program equips them with practical understanding on human rights operations in social, economical, political and environmental contexts. After successful completion of this degree, the student has the knowledge, skills and power to practice in several disciplinary fields like political economy, human geography, history, political science, social policy and sociology.

This program also gives you skills and knowledge which can be used in bargaining for the rights of human beings by using the right legal language and tools. This will also enable you to change the world through strong arguments. For an individual to get that practical aspect of the study, he or she needs to get an internship with any of the international organizations offering students internships. This program will also enable you to undertake scholarly research on human rights issues independently as well as better comprehension of real legal situations. This degree not only enables you to practice in your respective country but also in the international arena.

With the increase in demand of human rights experts especially in law, politics, businesses and social movements, the graduates in this area of study can get employment in several organizations like human rights governmental organizations, both inter-governmental as well as non-governmental human rights groups where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed. Students with strong educational background in education, journalism and any other related profession are better positioned to further their careers by taking this masters degree.

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MicroMasters Program in Human Rights (Curtin University)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 36 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Learn about human rights as a multidisciplinary field from history to activism, development, and more. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. Average Length: 12 weeks per course Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program Subject: Humanities, Social Sciences Institution: Curtin University Institution Offering Credit: Curtin University Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $300 per course Learn about human rights as a multidisciplinary field from history to activism, development, and more. Enrich your understanding of human rights ideas and practices at local, national and international levels throughout this series of courses from Curtin University. Human Rights Theory and Philosophy Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept. Human Rights and Development Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice. Activism, Advocacy and Change Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change. The series is multidisciplinary and will benefit anyone wanting to begin or advance their career across a broad range of disciplines. Gaining an awareness of contemporary issues in human rights is important in professions such as education, health, law, social work and development work, both in the public and private sector. You can also benefit from human rights knowledge in a voluntary capacity, advocating social justice, peace or building a sustainable future. Successful completion of all three verified courses (in addition to a pre-entry assessment task) provides an entry pathway into the Master of Human Rights degree program at Curtin University, which can be studied on campus or fully online. Subject to meeting Curtin’s entry requirements, you will receive credit for three of the ten units that comprise the degree program. Job Outlook Human rights is a multidisciplinary area that incorporates politics, anthropology, philosophy, education, social work and legal frameworks. Career opportunities include human rights worker, educator/teacher, health worker, lawyer, social worker, activist, mediation and conflict worker, community worker and development worker, in both the public and private sector. Graduates from Curtin’s degree program have gone on to work in anti-racism programs, human rights non-government organisations, policy development roles, direct service provision in a range of human services, and advocacy and lobbying positions. What You'll Learn: The role of modern human rights institutions. The political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights that underpin current systems. Multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives of human rights. The roles that social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other initiatives have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully complete and earn a Verified Certificate in all three Human Rights courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Learners who successfully earn a Human Rights MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply for Curtin University’s Master of Human Rights degree program. In addition to the MicroMasters Credential, students who successfully meet entry requirements will be credited with three of the required ten coursework units needed for completion of the Master of Human Rights degree program. To apply, you need to: meet Curtin’s academic and English language entry standards hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from any recognised institution in arts/humanities, psychology, education, social work, law, journalism or health OR hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from any recognised institution plus one year of relevant work experience complete and successfully pass a pre-entry assessment task at a cost of USD$300. Courses Human Rights Theory and Philosophy Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights... Human Rights and Development Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, climate change and issues of social justice. Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master of Social Work

Wheelock College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. [+]

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. Our Master of Social Work program's approach is family-centered, community-based, and grounded in partnerships with community providers. You will be prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through direct practice, policy, and research. Program Overview Wheelock's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is a 60-credit course of study. Students study in five core areas: human behavior and the social environment; social work practice; social policy; social research; and field practicum experiences. We offer several full- and part-time programs to fit your learning needs. Wheelock's MSW curriculum is based on human rights and social justice. This prepares graduates to practice strengths-based social work, taking into account the dynamics of oppression and discrimination, and the importance of cultural differences and how to leverage them to help individuals and communities grow creatively and safely. Students in the MSW program first prepare for generalist practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, and communities. Later in the program, the curriculum is organized around a singular concentration in justice-based social work with children and families. Students work in partnership with a faculty advisor to select a focus of study within this concentration. Student work focuses on children and families within their own communities, especially those individuals who are most at risk for not being able to participate fully in society's resources, services, and supports. MSW Advanced Standing Gateway Students who have completed an accredited BSW program within the last five years can apply to Wheelock's 36-credit MSW Advanced Standing Gateway, which waives them out of their Foundation Year MSW requirements and allows them to complete their MSW degree in an accelerated time frame. All incoming Advanced Standing students must successfully complete the MSW Advanced Standing Gateway prior to beginning the 30-credit advanced curriculum. This 6-credit summer course is designed to immerse these graduates in Wheelock's justice-based philosophy and the curricular themes that are foundational to our courses and field work. It builds on the students' knowledge, skills, and values through a two-month intensive course and field-based experience. Students complete 100 hours in their field placement, as well as take part in courses two to three evenings a week during the summer. Field Placement Guidelines/Requirements During the foundation year practicum, students are expected to apply the generalist practice perspective they are learning through classroom-based courses and to have experiences with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. The Social Work Field Education office has partnerships with over 200 field placement agencies and programs throughout the New England area. Foundation year students are expected to be on site at least 16 hours weekly over the course of the academic year of the foundation practicum, completing a minimum total of 480 hours for the full academic year. During the concentration year practicum, students will be placed in an agency/setting where they can demonstrate advanced skills and practices that focus on some aspect of work with children and families, particularly groups of children and families whose life chances and well being are challenged by issues of poverty, homelessness, violence, and the like. Students are in their placement 24 hours weekly throughout the concentration year and complete a minimum total of 720 hours for the full academic year. Field placement days are not predetermined; the schedule is a collaborative effort between the student and the Field Instructor. Field placements are typically available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-Campus and 3-Year and 4-Year MSW Programs Wheelock's MSW program is extended for students who opt for a three- or four-year program plan and for students in the off-campus program in Central Massachusetts. The first year of the program is part-time; students are in class in the late afternoon and evening one to two evenings per week. During the second and third years of the program students are in field placements two or three days per week; field placements are typically available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students continue to attend classes in the late afternoon and evening one to two evenings per week. In the second and third years of the program, many students who are working reduce or change their schedules to accommodate the required field placement hours. Licensure Upon completion of the MSW degree, students are eligible to sit for the intermediate licensing exam in Massachusetts, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Accreditation of Social Work Program Wheelock is accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). [-]

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Italy Venice

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from [+]

Masters in Human Rights. E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from February to July in one of the 41 E.MA universities in the EU. The historic and peaceful location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido will be the setting where you will meet, learn, study and debate with our international network of academics, field practitioners and experts in human rights, development and institution building. Join the community of more than 1300 human rights professionals and defenders holding the E.MA Joint Degree and now working in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions, dealing with human rights and democratisation. Admission The call for applications for the academic year 2015/2016 will open around December 2014. Necessary documents: - Your Curriculum Vitae - A copy of your University degree(s) and transcript of exams (with translation into English, French or Italian if the originals are in another language). If you have studied in Europe you will also have to present the related Diploma Supplement(s) - A copy of your passport (personal information page only) - Two letters of reference - Copy of English language certificate(s) obtained in the last 3 years (accepted certificates are the Cambridge First Certificate/Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL or IELTS) - The application will be provided on-line and the documents should be uploaded in PDF format. [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]

MSSc in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination, and by other kinds of transformative work. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members via a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. Programme description The programme focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination and by other kinds of transformative work. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. Students taking the programme usually have a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, for example in sociology, teaching, psychology, political science, and business administration. The programme provides you with knowledge of theories and methodologies in gender studies – intersectionality and change, and enables you to develop academic skills to analyse and to intervene innovatively and professionally in gendered and intersectional processes of transformation in society. A key ambition is to offer opportunities to reflect on and develop an understanding of the links between activism, theory, professional development and career paths. Online and on-campus gatherings The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members via a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. The courses consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, supervisions and course assignments, both in the on‑campus classroom and online. In addition to this, you are expected to engage in independent studies. The forms of instruction, which are based primarily on the use of the internet, place greater demands on your own activity than a purely campus-based programme. Learning environment The teachers draw on their own research in their teaching, for example on cultural practices and representations, methodological intersectional interventions, knowledge production, postcolonial feminisms, equality work, masculinities, and sexualities. We mix traditional teaching formats with formats that are not found in the conventional academic toolbox. We encourage, for example, written and spoken performances that challenge traditional boundaries between academic and creative writing, speaking and intervening. We encourage you to draw on your own experiences and to contribute to developing the content of seminars. We give you the opportunity to work in tutorial groups; i.e. students are divided into smaller groups that discuss various topics with a tutor. We want you to write reflection journals during some of the courses. To give you the latest update on current research, we invite you to take part in our seminars at the Unit for Gender Studies, an excellent and internationally renowned milieu for intersectional gender research. This is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and teaching units for intersectional gender studies in the Nordic countries with a staff of more than 30 researchers, including four full professors and many PhD students. Career opportunities As a student of the master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change you will be prepared for a career in higher education and research as well as professional work with intersectional gender in organisations, media, communication and politics. This programme can also develop your current career through further training within gender work. Below follows some examples of jobs of some of our alumni: Tess Consoli, PhD student, University of Massachusetts, Boston, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development. Saad Khan, Staff Researcher, Institute of Educational Development, Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. [+]

International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. The studies take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, with close proximity to various governmental institutions and international organisations. Graduates have the necessary knowledge to work as specialists in international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in Estonia and abroad. Why study the programme? Students can obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. All students are given strong ground knowledge in international law and human rights, and then they can expand their knowledge in specific areas, depending on their needs and interests, by taking various elective courses. The programme aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet. Practice is a compulsory component of the programme, giving students an opportunity to apply acquired knowledge in different practical situations and develop practical skills in professional environment. The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632. Our alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia. Also Estonia’s previous and current judges at the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union obtained their degrees at the University of Tartu. Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located, allowing us to incorporate their representatives and experience to the teaching process and to find practice places with them. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law, which takes place in Pärnu, the “summer capital” of Estonia. The summers school addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers, e.g. Bruno Simma, Christian Tomuschat, Angelika Nussberger. Alexander Trunk. Graduates have a competitive advantage in applying to and are well-prepared to work for international organisations as well as public and private sector. As international law and human rights are global, the graduates are prepared to start their career potentially anywhere in the world. The increasing globalisation, the importance of international legal regulations, and the role and proliferation of international organisations provide new opportunities for people with the specialised knowledge and skills in international law and human rights. More info: http://www.ut.ee/ilhr [-]

Master of Liberal Studies

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 31 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) [+]

Master of Liberal StudiesEarning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you.Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals.... [-]


Master’s degree in Human Rights and the Ethics of International Cooperation ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bergamo

The Master Degree in Human Rights and the Ethics of International Cooperation is the result of a teaching collaboration between the following Departments: Law; Letters and Philosophy; Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods, and it is strictly related to the University Research Center for International Cooperation. [+]

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere (Martin Luther King) Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela) The Master Degree in Human Rights and the Ethics of International Cooperation is the result of a teaching collaboration between the following Departments: Law; Letters and Philosophy; Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods, and it is strictly related to the University Research Center for International Cooperation. This Master Degree Program seeks to provide graduates with intellectual tools and practical skills required to function in a multi-faceted and contradictory world of international cooperation. In this global context strong inequalities between rich and poor countries persist, where institutions, the management of resources and living conditions cannot guarantee the most elementary human rights. The program deals with these problematic issues. TEACHING GOALS To obtain a solid multidisciplinary education which enables to understand both the complexity of the institutional and the socio-cultural structures, and the dynamics of their relations with the rest of the world, with a particular focus on Europe To acquire the necessary capacities to program and manage international cooperative operations, aiming, among other things, to healthcare aid, human rights, food security, basic education, professional training, environment protection, the promotion of local cultural heritage and the democratization of the political and social fabric/pattern To learn to plan, autonomously, business and/or aid interventions in poor countries, in order to collaborate and exchange information, ideas, creative potentials To manage plans sponsored by international organizations, public administrations, no-profit organizations and multinationals following the principles of the Corporate Social Responsibility. STUDY PLAN The first year is composed by courses in the following disciplines: law, business and economics, history, anthropology, science and political international relations. Those courses sum up to 60 ECTS. The second year is composed by courses in the following disciplines: ethics and economic policy, migration law, bioethics and history of religions. Moreover, the second year envisages 10 ECTS as free choice. The second term of the second year is kept free for the final dissertation, and for training period or stage abroad. Together with the University Research Center for International Cooperation, Associations, Body and NGOs, some interdisciplinary seminars, follow-up meetings and empirical exercises are offered. JOB OPPORTUNITIES This Degree, strongly characterized by interdisciplinarity and on-the-job experiences, raises eclectic and flexible competences, suitable for both the self-employment in micro-credit and in small cooperative businesses, and the employed, with high responsible functions. In an explanatory way, the DUECI graduate can be occupied as: Expert in human, social and management sciences, at NGOs and international organizations, in order to plan and manage regional, national and European projects, such as Longlife Learning Program, Leonardo, Tempus, Horizon 2020, etc; Training and research expert at public centers (Universities, business associations, trade unions, chambers of commerce) and private ones (banks, associations for cooperation, etc.) Cooperator in international development at both local institutions (city council, provincial and regional institutions), and national, international or NGO Official in international organization (United Nations, European Union, World Bank, FAO, IMF), in national (Ministries), or in local ones (regions, provinces, municipalities o other public authorities). ENROLMENT CRITERIA Having a Bachelor degree or a three-year University Diploma or any other foreign educational qualifications with, at least, 10 ECTS in one of the following disciplines: law, politics, history or historical-geography, economics, language and literature Possessing the basic knowledge of one European Union language, at least Showing, during the individual interview, to have the right capabilities and a strong motivation to follow the Master Degree Program. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. STAGES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The wide relations of staff and the University Research Center for International Cooperation enable to offer a variety of stages, both in Italy and abroad, interesting extra-curricula studying opportunities in Europe, America and Australia. The necessary linguistic competence can be acquired through the various courses given by the Center for Linguistic Competence of the University of Bergamo. [-]

Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts Malmö University, Department of Social Work University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?... [-]


MA Advanced Child Protection Research and Practice

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion [+]

Do you want to study child protection in a different and more effective way? Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion forums. We are proud to bring together inter-professional perspectives from teachers, social workers, police and health visitors and focus on skills of direct work with both parents and children. The cost of this two year MA is £3800 per year and there is an organisational discount for 2 or more students email us to discuss this further. Course benefits - Academic and professional support from staff in a Centre of excellence and innovationin child protection - The opportunity to study in a School with a long established tradition of research - Supportive, student-centred teaching and learning; provision for a diverse student population - The development of knowledge on child protection and safeguarding - Innovative methods of teaching and learning suited to flexible learning - Teaching by a range of specialists with national and international reputations - The opportunity to study and access this expertise through distance learning. - Outstanding teaching, research and support facilities including access to extensive online resources, national and cross national data-bases and books and journal. [-]

Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa Turku + 1 more

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. Degree awarded: Politices Magister - Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: hrm-coordinator@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/en/humanrightsmaster This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. The programme consists of the following modules: Compulsory human rights law courses (85 credits), including a research seminar and a Master's thesis in international human rights law Optional courses (35 credits), which may include courses offered by the universities in Åbo within Turku Law School Students who have successfully completed the full-time study programme will be awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree (Politices magister). Study Environment The Department of Law is closely linked with the Institute for Human Rights which is a renowned unit at Åbo Akademi University. Admission Requirements The programme is open to all applicants holding a Bachelor's degree in law or another Bachelor's degree with at least 45 ECTS in law or other subjects relevant to the legal protection of human rights. The applicants should be familiar with the basics of public international law and/or constitutional law. An applicant whose Bachelor's degree diploma does not contain an evaluation of the academic merits of her/his Bachelor's thesis (or another equivalent academic research essay) should supplement her/his application with a letter where the supervisor of the Bachelor's thesis evaluates the academic merits of the thesis, i.e., grades it. In case the applicants Bachelor's degree does not include a thesis (or another equivalent academic research essay), the applicant should include a recommendation letter in which a representative from the University states the academic writing abilities of the applicant. In the statement of purpose (motivation letter) the applicant should pay attention to her/his reasons for applying to the programme. Eligible applicants are assessed on the basis of their academic merits in relevant subjects (transcript of records including the evaluation of the bachelor's thesis/academic paper) and their motivation. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. An applicants who have completed his/her bachelor's degree in English and is recommended by the Faculty of Law at any of the programme's cooperation universities (i.e. Addis Ababa University, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of Western Cape) where the teaching language is English can be considered for the programme without submitting any of the required English language tests that Åbo Akademi University otherwise requires. The recommendation letter should also include an assessment on the applicant's skills in the English language. No entrance examination. Admission granted on basis of the application. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Murcia + 1 more

The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. [+]

The Catholic University San Antonio (UCAM) has a large team of researchers that are specialized in European constitution & legislation and come from various responsibility backgrounds. It is their knowledge and expertise that converge in this Master's Degree, providing students with an interdisciplinary program, which allows them to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the European Union. Our academic staff is also composed of a large number of civil servants and consultancy experts involved in the daily practice of the European Union. The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. Moreover, the postgraduate degree also includes a work placement in a real company or institution of at least 250 hours in duration. Fully developed in English, this master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training at European administrative level. The program is aimed at graduates of Business Administration who seek to ensure their share of the common market. Graduates of Tourism, Political Science, Law, Social and Communication Sciences complete its target audience. Furthermore, future Ph.D. candidates and lawyers working on European legislation are welcome to enroll. Aims and Career Opportunities General Aims of the Program: To offer a post-graduate multidisciplinary training about the European Union, its evolution, and its importance. To form 25 specialists in EU constitution, legislation, and human rights every year by means of a stringent theoretical-practical approach. To further attract top-level professors and experts to UCAM. To promote research and top quality teaching on the European Union in order to shape a reference research center with a highly international scope. To internationalize student training by increasing their mobility through visits to European institutions in Brussels. Career Opportunities: EU Institutions and European Bodies International Organizations Foreign Trade Offices International Media Consulting Specialized Law Firms Public Administration Research Centers Dedicated to European Affairs International Relations Offices Non-Governmental Organizations Target Group / Key Facts Fully developed in English, this master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training in European constitution and legislation. Graduates in Tourism, Political Science, Business Administration and Law, as well as Social and Communication Sciences, from the degree’s target audience. Furthermore, lawyers working on European legislation are welcome to join this program. It has also a great interest for graduates in Business Administration who seek to ensure their share of the common market. The students profile is completed by graduates in Tourism, Political Sciences, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences. Lawyers working on European legislation are specific target groups of the Master as well. [-]

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action General objectives Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. Human rights are often perceived as the panacea of the many ills that convulse today's global society: failing aid to development, impunity, corruption, social injustice, indignity, insecurity… Omnipresent, they are no longer the exclusive matter of international advocacy NGOs: governments, intergovernmental organizations, corporations, development agencies, local organizations working in the fields of health, education, environmental protection, labour… are and will be confronted with the exacting demands of human rights discourse. This cannot be truer than in the field of humanitarian action which has also known (unsurprisingly) a formidable expansion in parallel. This intertwining of human rights and humanitarian action would seem natural but is not in fact historically based, and is both intellectually and pragmatically challenging. Main orientations and specific feature The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology) to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study. It also offers indispensable courses in international law and global/regional institutional frameworks and advocacy skills. The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the 'right decision at the right moment' when undertaking action on the ground. Going beyond the offerings of a typical LLM human rights programme or the more professionally oriented 'humanitarian' programmes. Another unique element of the programme is an emphasis on the "French" approach to humanitarian action and human rights while incorporating the pragmatic, judicial American approach to the field. Depending on their career goals, students will specialise during their second year in either the field of human rights or humanitarian action. Career opportunities Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action graduates may consider a variety of careers: NGOs, the diplomatic corps/national administrations, international organisations, journalism, and with a prior qualifying course of study, law (practising lawyer, international and regional courts of justice). [-]

Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The basic idea of the Master's in Social Work and Human Rightsprogramme is to promote a less ethnocentric understanding of social problems, social work and human rights. [+]

Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights, 120 hp

The basic idea of the programme is to promote a less ethnocentric understanding of social problems, social work and human rights.

The programme is organized on a two-year basis but with the possibility to terminate after one year obtaining a one-year master degree. The programme, which is on a full time schedule, is accessible for both foreign and Swedish students.

The programme is divided into separate modules with at least 15 higher education credits in each module.

First year: The master programme starts with a module called Social Work and Welfare Systems. The second module is Human Rights: An Interdiciplinary Approach. The first two modules also contain lectures, group assignments and seminars in Academic Writing. The third module, which starts the second term, is Research Theories and Methods. This is followed by a Degree Report for the students who decide to terminate their master studies after one year. The students who will continue their studies in the second year will instead take the module Social Work Practice (or choose an optional course at the Faculty of Social Science). The Swedish students will take an equivalent module abroad.... [-]


Master in International Law and Human Rights

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The human rights specialization offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. The Masters Programme in International Law provides students with a rigorous understanding of the role of law in today’s complex global society. Though international law has a long history, the last century has seen an impressive expansion of the role of law and legal institutions in international and transnational relations, involving not just states, but an increasing array of various types of actors. Our Masters Programme provides an introduction to this dynamic field as well as the opportunity to gain a solid and critical understanding of public international law and its various underpinnings. Aside from a focus on the foundational principles and values of the international legal system, various courses deal with the broad range of international institutions that play a pivotal role in the development of international law as well as in its implementation and enforcement. Our courses are taught by faculty with rich international experience, as well as by visiting professors from prestigious universities and key international organizations (UN, UNHCR, ICRC, etc.). Our faculty has long-standing experience in teaching both lawyers and students from different disciplines. The in-class experience offers an exciting and diverse environment, with students hailing from all over the world and a broad range of backgrounds. The Master Programme begins with core foundational courses in the field, including public international law and human rights. Against this background, considerable attention will be given to the role of international law in conflict and peace, in particular to questions of collective security arrangements, international humanitarian law, and peacebuilding. Specific attention will be given to post-conflict situations and ‘transitional justice’ mechanisms, which call for complex international legal and policy arrangements, and are crucial for the implementation of international human rights standards. In particular, it will examine how international criminal law and the International Criminal Court (ICC) have become a crucial part of this framework. In addition, the Programme provides an understanding of the position and protection of the most vulnerable, in particular refugees and the stateless. Subsequently, students can choose to specialize in one of two different directions: international law and human rights or international law and the settlement of disputes. Specialization in International Law and Human Rights The human rights specialization offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions. Courses Common to all UPEACE Master Programmes UPM 6001 UPEACE Foundation Course (3 Credits) UPeace Resident Faculty UPM 6003 The United Nations System and UPMUNC (3 Credits) Miriam Estrada and Mayumi Yamada, and Ross Ryan (UPMUNC) UPM 6002 Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation (3 Credits) Manish Thapa. Cross-listed courses to both specialization programs ILHR & ILSD DIL-6030 Foundation Course on Public International Law (3 credits) Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, Miriam Estrada and Mihir Kanade. DIL-6059 Foundation Course on Human Rights Law (3 credits) Mihir Kanade and Miriam Estrada. DIL-6085 International Law Related to Armed Conflict (3 credits) Héctor Olasolo, Miriam Estrada and Mihir Kanade. DIL-6077 Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law (3 credits) Miriam Estrada. DIL-6079 International Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Persons (3 credits) UNHCR Team, ILO Team and Mihir Kanade. Graduation Project DIL-7100 Independent Studies Paper (8 Credits) DIL-7400 Final Graduation Project Internship (8 Credits) DIL-7500 Final Graduation Project Capstone Track (5 Credits) Courses for Specialization in International Law and Human Rights ILHR DIL-6078 Universal & Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection (3 credits) Pia Carazo, Frans Viljoen and Olger González. DIL-6080 Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3 credits) Jan Hessbruegge. DIL-6043 Globalization and Human Rights (3 credits) Mihir Kanade. [-]