Masters Program in Human Rights in France

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Individuals who enjoy helping others and are understanding and compassionate may be interested in studying human rights. Human rights are the privileges inherent to each human being, such as freedom of expression, the right to receive an education, and the right to live and work.

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic located mostly in Western Europe, with several overseas regions and territories.

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Human Rights in France 2017. 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 in Advanced Global Studies

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

This unique accelerated programme allows students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the seven existing tracks at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, as well as one of the 23 concentration programmes offered (regional and thematic). [+]

Join a one-year Master at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) to fast-track your career in International Affairs This unique accelerated programme allows students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the seven existing tracks at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, as well as one of the 23 concentration programmes offered (regional and thematic). KEY BENEFITS The Master in Advanced Global Studies is: An opportunity for early- and mid-career professionals to follow a one-year accelerated program in International Affairs; The possibility to specialise in both a master's track and a concentration (regional or thematic); Access to PSIA's regular broad and world-class curriculum offer, as well as dedicated and customised courses; Joining Sciences Po and PSIA's vast, active and international alumni network. CURRICULUM AND STRUCTURE 7 tracks, 23 concentrations and PSIA's offer of 350 courses This unique accelerated program will allow students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the 7 existing tracks at PSIA: International Security International Public Management International Economic Policy Environmental Policy Development Practice Human Rights and Humanitarian Action International Energy Like all students at PSIA, students in the Master in Advanced Global Studies will also have the opportunity to specialise in a concentration program chosen from PSIA's rich offer of 23 concentrations, both regional and thematic. Students within the Master in Advanced Global Studies will be immersed in PSIA's wider community of 1300 degree seeking students from over 100 countries, thus having access to the world's broadest curriculum with an offer of over 350 individual courses a year and taking advantage of this breadth and scope in the same way that all students at PSIA do, but graduating after only one year of study. Dedicated courses and language training Students in the program will also be offered a series of dedicated courses and workshops designed to cover transversal skill-sets for early to mid-career professionals in international affairs. These workshops will span topics such as, amongst others, management and leadership, policy brief methods, public speaking and policy evaluation. Students from all tracks of the Master in Advanced Global Studies will take these workshops, thus creating space for further intellectual and professional exchange with peers from diverse backgrounds and sectors. Foreign language training is also one of PSIA's pillars, and students in the program will be required to take at least one foreign language course per semester, chosen from Sciences Po's in-house offer of 10 languages. A full-time program in the heart of Paris The one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies is a full-time program, running from late August to the end of June, and including a January intersession. Classes are taken in the heart of Paris, at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain neighbourhood. [-]