Master in International Protection of Human Rights


Program Description

Master in International Protection of Human Rights

  • Period of studies: 2 years
  • ECTS credits: 120
  • Language: English

Program description

The Program “International protection of human rights” focuses on the study of international legal bases of human rights protection at the international, regional and national levels as well as on the activity of the human rights mechanisms of the UN system, on the regional systems of human rights protection, primarily, European, Inter-American and African human rights protection system. Particular attention is paid to the implementation of the States’ international obligations on human rights at the national level. The methods of international legal and comparative legal analysis as well as interactive forms of students teaching are largely applied to the program.

The program has an educational and practical character which aids to train professionals for both science and practice.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s Degree “International protection of human rights” presents an interdisciplinary course which provides students, having bachelor background, the opportunity on complex approach to deep knowledge in history of international relations in the sphere of human rights, in theory of human rights and comparative perspectives on this issue.

Career opportunities

The program provides an international legal background for postgraduate study in other disciplines, dealing with human rights and for professional activity in the sphere of human rights advocacy, including NGO, the practice of law, policy analysis, or service in governmental (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice) or intergovernmental 33 entities, including UN’s system of human rights protection.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor or specialist degree in Legal Sciences, Humanities or Social Sciences;
  • English Language level – at least IELTS - 6, 0 TOEFL iBT - 79
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Peoples’ Friendship University (PFU) was founded on 5 February 1960 by the USSR Government.Today Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of... Read More