This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philosophical, political and legal perspectives on the complex phenomenon that human rights represent in our world. The 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 as part of their studies. The programme is offered by the Human Rights Studies division at the Department of History, which is also home to the only PhD programme in interdisciplinary human rights studies in Sweden.
Special features of the programme
- A research-oriented programme for students interested in gaining interdisciplinary skills relevant for 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 library, café and reading rooms.
Compulsory courses (with number of credits): Human Rights in the Global World: Agents, Indicators and Institutions (15), Human Rights in the History of Politics and Philosophy (15), Human Rights in Practice: Research Methods, Research Ethics and Project Management(15), Thematic Specialisation (15), Master’s thesis (30).
Elective courses: Students choose to do an internship or to study courses in other relevant fields or a combination of the two (30).
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, as well as a canvas among potential employers, 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.
Learn more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/human-rights-studies
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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