Masters Programs in Human Rights

Compare 27 Masters Programs in Human Rights

Human Rights

A masters degree in Human Rights gives candidates a sound foundation in law and policy pertaining to championing human rights. The series of core units that students learn in this program equips them with practical understanding on human rights operations in social, economical, political and environmental contexts. After successful completion of this degree, the student has the knowledge, skills and power to practice in several disciplinary fields like political economy, human geography, history, political science, social policy and sociology.

This program also gives you skills and knowledge which can be used in bargaining for the rights of human beings by using the right legal language and tools. This will also enable you to change the world through strong arguments. For an individual to get that practical aspect of the study, he or she needs to get an internship with any of the international organizations offering students internships. This program will also enable you to undertake scholarly research on human rights issues independently as well as better comprehension of real legal situations. This degree not only enables you to practice in your respective country but also in the international arena.

With the increase in demand of human rights experts especially in law, politics, businesses and social movements, the graduates in this area of study can get employment in several organizations like human rights governmental organizations, both inter-governmental as well as non-governmental human rights groups where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed. Students with strong educational background in education, journalism and any other related profession are better positioned to further their careers by taking this masters degree.

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Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts Malmö University, Department of Social Work University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?... [-]


Master of Liberal Studies

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 31 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) [+]

Master of Liberal StudiesEarning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you.Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year August 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. The way forward for your humanitarian career The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. MASHLM provides training in the key areas of supply chain management, process and project management, strategic management, and humanitarian action. Students attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland. Blocks 1 - 5 are 7 days Block 6 is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation The entire program takes 1 year to complete. This format allows participants to earn their master's degree while still working full time. Benefits Work & Study: The part time format allows students to work full time while earning their degree. Relevant: Learning is based on real-world humanitarian challenges. Students take the tools and methodologies learned in class and immediately apply them in the field. Career Enhancement: MASHLM students have been rewarded with greater work responsibilities and job promotions. Networking: Students and faculty come from all over the world and a wide range of organizations, bringing a global perspective to relevant humanitarian issues. Academic Excellence: Faculty come from leading universities and humanitarian organizations including MIT, Georgia Tech, USAID, and the Red Cross. Lean Six Sigma: Students earn a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification in addition to their Master (MAS) degree. MODULES: Course work is organized into 5 main areas of study: supply chain management, humanitarian action, strategic management, process and project management, and... [-]

MA Advanced Child Protection Research and Practice

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion [+]

Do you want to study child protection in a different and more effective way? Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion forums. We are proud to bring together inter-professional perspectives from teachers, social workers, police and health visitors and focus on skills of direct work with both parents and children. The cost of this two year MA is £3800 per year and there is an organisational discount for 2 or more students email us to discuss this further. Course benefits - Academic and professional support from staff in a Centre of excellence and innovationin child protection - The opportunity to study in a School with a long established tradition of research - Supportive, student-centred teaching and learning; provision for a diverse student population - The development of knowledge on child protection and safeguarding - Innovative methods of teaching and learning suited to flexible learning - Teaching by a range of specialists with national and international reputations - The opportunity to study and access this expertise through distance learning. - Outstanding teaching, research and support facilities including access to extensive online resources, national and cross national data-bases and books and journal. [-]

Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Murcia Spain Online + 2 more

The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. The Catholic University San Antonio (UCAM) has a large team of researchers that are specialized in European constitution & legislation and come from various responsibility backgrounds. It is their knowledge and expertise that converge in this Master's Degree, providing students with an interdisciplinary program, which allows them to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the European Union. Our academic staff is also composed of a large number of civil servants and consultancy experts involved in the daily practice of the European Union. The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. Moreover, the postgraduate degree also includes a work placement in a real company or institution of at least 250 hours in duration. Fully developed in English, this master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training at European administrative level. The program is aimed at graduates of Business Administration who seek to ensure their share of the common market. Graduates of Tourism, Political Science, Law, Social and Communication Sciences complete its target audience. Furthermore, future Ph.D. candidates and lawyers working on European legislation are welcome to enroll. Aims and Career Opportunities General Aims of the Program: To offer a post-graduate multidisciplinary training about the European... [-]

Master's Degree In Education For Social Justice

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

With this Master it is to develop basic, general, transversal and specific skills. [+]

With these courses it is to develop the following basic, general, transversal and specific skills. Basic skills: CB10 - Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. CB6 - knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context. CB7 - That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. CB8 - That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. CB9 - That students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and unambiguous manner. General skills: CG1 - Know and understand the theoretical and practical frameworks of reference of Education for Social Justice. CG2 - Driving fluently epistemological concepts, paradigms in the development of research and the different types of research in Education for Social Justice. CG3 - Know the principles and national and international protocols on research ethics and implications in planning it. CG6 - Apply the acquired knowledge and ability to solve problems within broader and multidisciplinary related to Education for Social Justice concepts. CG7 - Develop critical capacity from information that... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. 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... [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The human rights specialization offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. [+]

The Master in International Law and Human Rights offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions. [-]

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Italy Venice

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester in Venice (Italy), and a Second Semester in one of the 41 partner universities in the EU. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from February to July in one of the 41 E.MA universities in the EU. The historic and peaceful location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido will be the setting where you will meet, learn, study and debate with our international network of academics, field practitioners and experts in human rights, development and institution building. Join the community of more than 1300 human rights professionals and defenders holding the E.MA Joint Degree and now working in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions, dealing with human rights and democratisation. Admission The deadline for applications for the academic year 2017/2018 is 17 March 2017. Necessary documents: - Your Curriculum Vitae - A copy of your University degree(s) and transcript of exams (with translation into English, French or Italian if the originals are in another language). If you have studied in Europe you will also have to present the related Diploma Supplement(s) - A copy of your passport (personal information page only) - Two letters of reference - Copy of English language certificate(s) obtained in the last 3 years (accepted certificates are the Cambridge First Certificate/Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL or IELTS) - A copy of the Application Processing Fee - The application will be provided on-line and the documents should... [-]

Master In Needs, Rights And Development Cooperation In Childhood

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Títulos propios
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

The objectives that the master seeks fall within the philosophy of the Convention and in particular also the corresponding text to Article 42: "States Parties undertake to publicize the provisions of the Convention by appropriate and active means, to adults and children ". From our point of view the University and UNICEF Spain, have an important job to do when disseminate rigorous and thorough current knowledge on the rights and needs of children form. [+]

The objectives that the master seeks fall within the philosophy of the Convention and in particular also the corresponding text to Article 42: "States Parties undertake to publicize the provisions of the Convention by appropriate and active means, to adults and children ". From our point of view the University and UNICEF Spain, have an important job to do when disseminate rigorous and thorough current knowledge on the rights and needs of children form. In addition, recent observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child UN Reports III and IV of Spain, make it advisable to offer a unified quality training to professionals and students from different regions and Spanish municipalities. Likewise, it is essential to cooperation with the countries of Latin America in the training of professionals related to children and international cooperation. Competencies Knowing the theories of universal human needs in general and especially the theory of the needs of children and adolescents Familiarize yourself with national and international legislation concerning the rights of children Relate theories of needs with legislation concerning children Knowing the basics of the system of child protection at the international level and its realization in the Spanish state Knowing the basics of juvenile criminal justice at the international level and its realization in the Spanish state Reflecting on the institutions and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of child rights Know and reflect on international cooperation system development in childhood Analyze the situation of children in developing countries and check the degree... [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice of international law and human rights. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. Why study international law and human rights? Students obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. The programme aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet. Practice is a compulsory component of the programme. The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632. Our alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia. Also Estonia’s previous and current judges at the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union obtained their degrees at the University of Tartu. Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law. The summers school addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers, e.g. Bruno Simma, Christian Tomuschat, Angelika Nussberger, Alexander Trunk. Ranked in the top 2% of the best universities in the world, the University of Tartu is a prestigious public... [-]

Bac + 5 Humanitarian Strategic Course Manager

IRIS Sup'
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 France Paris

IRIS Sup 'offers geopolitical formations applied leading to two level 1 qualifications recognized by the state (recorded in RNCP by order of 23 February 2017, published in the Official Journal of 3 March 2017), of bac + 5 "Analyst in international strategy "and" humanitarian Manager ". [+]

IRIS Sup 'offers geopolitical formations applied leading to two level 1 qualifications recognized by the state (recorded in RNCP by order of 23 February 2017, published in the Official Journal of 3 March 2017), of bac + 5 "Analyst in international strategy "and" humanitarian Manager ". The training leading to the title humanitarian Manager (bac + 5) combines expertise in strategic and geopolitical analysis of IRIS and experience of NGOs and recognized players of international solidarity. The formation is characterized by a core grouping the knowledge and skills at the heart of humanitarian business manager and three courses: operational path strategic course advocacy course Our partners on projects since 2014: Action against Hunger, Alima, Doctors of the World, Solidarités International, MSF Access Campaign, Premiere Urgence, The Nubian Vault, MakeSense, Global Health Advocates The intervention contexts become more complex and evolving rapidly, the Strategic course allows candidates to develop the analytical and conceptual elasticity, giving broader expression to creativity and therefore innovation. True architect of the programming, / the candidate from this course will be able to offer collaborative structures and / or effective pooling, managing multiple projects, accompany the teams to change, innovation and transformation. The intervention contexts become more complex and evolve rapidly. This course allows candidates to develop the analytical and conceptual elasticity, giving broader expression to creativity and therefore innovation. True architect of the programming, / the candidate from this course will be able to offer collaborative structures and / or effective pooling, managing multiple projects, accompany... [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]

Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Program overview The Program was developed on the basis of American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this program was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Program accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the program and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process. The Program has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education program and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Program. The program was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master's in Human Rights. The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. The program provides each student with a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and an opportunity... [-]

Master’s degree in European Union International Relations

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. [+]

Masters in Human Rights. European Union International Relations Master’s degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/european-union-international-relations Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Just few universities-partners of the programme are Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), University of Graz (Austria), University of Padova (Italy), University of Crete (Crete). Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally... [-]