The Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities, combines historical, philosophical, political and legal perspectives on the complex phenomenon that human rights represent in our world. Our teaching faculty reflects the academic width of the Master’s programme. We are committed to the view that human rights need to be regarded and studied not only as ethical principles or ground for law and policy but also as part of the infrastructure of a democratic society. Students have the opportunity to complete an internship, fieldwork, or study aboard as part of their studies.
Special features of this programme:
A research-oriented programme for students interested in gaining interdisciplinary skills relevant to political and cultural challenges of our time.
An interactive teaching style with close connections to ongoing research.
The LUX Humanities Centre, where our department is housed, offers a vibrant environment with the library, café and reading rooms.
Human Rights in the Global World: Agents, Indicators and Institutions (15 credits)
Human Rights in the History of Politics and Philosophy (15 credits)
Human Rights in Practice: Research Methods, Research Ethics and Project Management (15 credits)
Field course (30 credits)
Master’s thesis (30 credits)
Thematic Specialisation within the field of Human Rights (15 credits)
Within the Field course, students choose to do an internship or fieldwork or study courses in a relevant field abroad (30 credits)
The programme prepares you for a future in research or for human rights work in the public, non-profit, or private sector. This is a newly launched programme, which, as yet, has no graduates. The experience from our Bachelor’s programme in Human Rights Studies is that analytical and practical skills in the human rights field are highly and increasingly sought after. Former students work at NGOs, think-tanks, embassies and in the public sector, doing consultancy, communication and research and development.