Master in Governance and Human Rights

General

Program Description

The Master in Governance and Human Rights is oriented towards research as the best path for professional specialization, offering an ideal training for employment in public and private organizations for the defense of human rights, both national and international, as well as in law firms. lawyers with departments specialized in fundamental rights and their defense before national and international administrations and jurisdictions, work in consultancies on human rights with international projection, consultancies and development cooperation, as well as to access the public function or to develop a career oriented towards public affairs.

The Master has 60 credits, divided into four modules. The contents are designed to be taken in a calendar year, 38 of which are face-to-face.

The teaching period will last four months, with daily classes in the afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., taught in the classrooms of the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Madrid by the most outstanding professors.

The teaching period will be face-to-face and is divided into two modules. Theoretical classes will be complemented with tutorials from Monday to Friday, which may be face-to-face, by phone or online.

The student may also request an internship in one of the public bodies and institutions that has an agreement with the Master for a minimum period of 6 weeks. The practices will be directed by the coordination of the module and by a tutor appointed by the organization in which they are developed.

Students who pass the two theoretical modules and the practical one, must carry out, in the period from September to December, a Master's Final Project on any of the topics contained in the program. Said work will be directed in person or through the internet by a Master's professor who will act as a tutor. Investigative sufficiency will be accredited with the presentation and defense of the investigation before a Court composed of three professors Doctors. If the student is not in Madrid on the date indicated to defend their work before the Court, they may request that the Court evaluate it online or virtually.

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Module I. Governance.

  • Number of European credits (ECTS): 12.
  • Compulsory attendance.
  • Classes: face-to-face. Monday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Tutorials: Monday to Friday from 12 to 14 with the module coordinator and can be face-to-face, by phone or internet.
  • Assessment and qualification systems: Continuous assessment and final test.

Module II. Human rights.

  • Number of European credits (ECTS): 26.
  • Compulsory attendance.
  • Classes: face-to-face. Monday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Tutorials: Monday to Friday from 12 to 14 with the coordinator of the module and can be in person, by phone or internet.
  • Assessment and qualification systems: Continuous assessment and final test.

Module III. Practicum.

  • Number of European credits (ECTS): 10.
  • Mandatory character.
  • Temporary Unit: a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • It will take place from Monday to Friday.
  • Evaluation and qualification systems: Continuous evaluation.
  • Description of contents: Internships in Institutions and organizations.

The practicum is carried out for a minimum period of six weeks in different institutions and public or private organizations of the greatest institutional relevance and recognized national and international prestige, both in the legal field as institutions of guarantee and defense of fundamental rights, and in the political, diplomatic, cooperation and research fields. The practices can be carried out throughout the duration of the master.

Module IV. Final Master's work.

  • Number of European credits (ECTS): 12.
  • Mandatory nature, not in person.
  • Temporary Unit: 19 weeks
  • Tutorials: Monday to Friday. The monitoring can be done in person, by phone and on the Internet.
  • Evaluation and qualification by a Court.

The TFM, the last module of the master's degree, compulsory and not face-to-face, takes place over a period of 19 weeks. The Master's Thesis is carried out from clear academic criteria, ensuring the scientific solvency of the work, the rigor in the use of concepts, the internal coherence of the argumentation and its adequacy, from the formal point of view and from the exposition of the results, to the standards required by the main legal and scientific publications.

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Duration of the Master

From February to February of each year.

The master's degree will be taught from the end of February to the end of June, from Monday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UAM Law School. As of June, external internships will take place. The first three modules will be face-to-face and the fourth, in some cases and upon request, may be carried out in the countries of origin. Finally, from September to December the final master's thesis will be carried out under the direction of a tutor in person or online.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Graduate, graduate or related.
  • Or that the interested party has sufficient professional experience in the subjects related to the contents of the master's degree.
  • Students without a completed study plan, in order to study these studies, must notify the Master's direction, who will study the corresponding authorization.
  • It is necessary that those students from non-Spanish speaking countries have a sufficient knowledge of Spanish.

Pre-registration

Term: Open ( Limited Places )

Students who have a Spanish degree or students with a foreign access title or who request admission due to professional experience can request pre-registration to the Master's Secretary from the date indicated, by sending the duly completed pre-registration form. You must attach a photocopy of the identity document or passport and the respective title. If they request it, an official letter will be sent to them stating the pre-registration request made and, where appropriate, the admission.

Employability

Our employability ratio reaches 75% of the students trained , this being the percentage of those who manage to access a professional position related to the fields of study after obtaining the degree.

Professional outings

The vast majority of our students have gained access to professional positions in the legal, political, diplomatic, cooperation and research fields of NGOs, institutions for the guarantee and defense of Rights of a national and international nature and of various organizations of the International System of Nations. United. There are numerous professional opportunities in law firms with departments specialized in fundamental rights and their defense before national and international administrations and jurisdictions, in consultancies on human rights with international projection, in consultancies and development cooperation, as well as in access to the public function or in the development of a career oriented towards public affairs.

Fees

The academic fees for the Master are 3,000 euros.

These fees grant the right to all the teaching given in the Master, both theoretical and practical, as well as to the teaching materials that are delivered during the academic year. The fees also guarantee access to the resources of the Master and the Autonomous University of Madrid (library, administrative services, sports, employment orientation, insurance, medical services, etc.). Likewise, fees for exams, issuance of the title and student card, UAM email account and access to internships at the centers indicated are covered.

Possibility of installment payment: The possibility of paying the fees in two installments is allowed: 1500 euros upon registration and 1500 euros in April.

Requirements for obtaining the title

  • Attendance at least 80% of the classes and practices (modules I, II and III)
  • Favorable evaluation of the final tests of modules I, II and III
  • Favorable grade for the master's thesis.

The student who exceeds the above requirements will obtain the Master's Degree in Governance and Human Rights from the UAM . This title is taught within the postgraduate offer officially approved by the UAM and accredits the completion of the teachings offered.

Scholarships

At least 5 tuition scholarships will be awarded by the Master. The scholarships may be total or partial, the latter covering only half of the tuition fees or even a lower portion. The scholarships of the Master in no case include amounts dedicated to living expenses or accommodation of the candidates.

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