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47 Masters Programs in Human Rights

To earn a master's degree, you will need to complete a bachelor's degree first. Schools that offer this advanced degree report it takes two years, on average. This advanced degree can take longer if you attend classes part-time while working. What is a Master in Human Rights? This field of study looks at human outcomes given different situations and determines what result is best for humanity. Foc… Read more

To earn a master's degree, you will need to complete a bachelor's degree first. Schools that offer this advanced degree report it takes two years, on average. This advanced degree can take longer if you attend classes part-time while working.

What is a Master in Human Rights? This field of study looks at human outcomes given different situations and determines what result is best for humanity. Focuses within this field can be on theory or implementation. Specific subjects include social exclusion, diversity, children's rights and gender equality. Many programs include doing work in the field to better understand the direct impact of specific humanitarian efforts.

Some skills you may acquire while pursuing this degree include social sensitivity, emotional coping mechanisms and communication. These are important when dealing with human crisis whether in your own life or working in human rights.

There are multiple factors to consider when budgeting for your master's degree. These include how long you plan on studying, the books you will need and the cost of living in your school's location. To cover these costs, find out if the schools you are considering offer stipends for their graduate students.

With this degree, there are multiple sectors you can search for employment. Many of these are international in nature, such as international media, foreign trade and international regulations. Some of these are within government while others are public. Non-international positions could be found in consulting, research and activist groups. Use "human rights," "equality" and "social justice" as keywords while conducting a job search to see how prevalent positions like this are.

Schools with a human rights program are found all over the world, so decide where you want to study online when conducting your search. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Berlin , Germany

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession ... +

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The Global Campus of Human Rights
Venice , Italy

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 ... +

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 the Second Semester in one of the 41 partner universities in the EU. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Innere Stadt , Austria

The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights was established in reaction to present-day challenges generatedby digitalization, globalization and neoliberalism. Global cri ... +

The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights was established in reaction to present-day challenges generatedby digitalization, globalization and neoliberalism. Global crises like the migration crisis, socio-economic inequalities,climate change or threats to data protection can only be exposed and confronted through an interdisciplinary human rights discourse and practice. UN Expert Manfred Nowak is head of the programme which is designed to address today's complex challenges, by joining forces across disciplines and fully realising the potential that lies at the intersection of human rights and the arts and culture. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
 
Åbo Akademi University
Turku , Finland

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging careers in international and non-governmental organisations, public administration and academia, i ... +

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging careers in international and non-governmental organisations, public administration and academia, in the field of human rights law or another field of public international law -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - School of Education
San Francisco , USA

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in ... +

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Province of Pisa , Italy

The program is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theo ... +

The program is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. -
Master
Full-time
15 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco , USA +1 More

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexic ... +

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English) during the second semester, but an identical curriculum is offered at USF. Students who study in Mexico City return to USF for their second year. The program consists of five core courses, four special topics courses, and four research seminars. Summer fieldwork and immersion trips are available, including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and social service agencies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Madrid , Spain

El Máster se orienta a la investigación como el mejor camino para la especialización profesional, ofreciendo una formación idónea para la incorporación laboral en organismos p ... +

El Máster se orienta a la investigación como el mejor camino para la especialización profesional, ofreciendo una formación idónea para la incorporación laboral en organismos públicos y privados de defensa de los derechos humanos tanto nacionales como internacionales, así como en despachos de abogados con departamentos especializados en derechos fundamentales y defensa de los mismos ante administraciones y jurisdicciones nacionales e internacionales. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Feb 2021
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa , Israel

The Multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of a new generation of Holocaust researchers. Its a ... +

The Multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of a new generation of Holocaust researchers. Its aim is to provide a well-rounded curriculum from a wide variety of disciplines and subjects, diverse methodologies and essential languages. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai , United Arab Emirates

Studying the MA International Relations postgraduate degree at Middlesex University Dubai provides a valuable introduction to the complexities of a rapidly changing world. As ... +

Studying the MA International Relations postgraduate degree at Middlesex University Dubai provides a valuable introduction to the complexities of a rapidly changing world. As our personal lives, education and professional careers extend beyond our countries of birth, understanding other nations and the political and economic relations between nations is becoming more important. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego , USA

We are offering a 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. ... +

We are offering a 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Denver , USA

The MA in International Human Rights provides students with the opportunity to explore issues of human dignity while critically examining the norms, processes, and institution ... +

The MA in International Human Rights provides students with the opportunity to explore issues of human dignity while critically examining the norms, processes, and institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in our globalizing world. The program is unique among its peers for its interdisciplinary nature, linking human rights to development, health, security and humanitarian assistance, and for its emphasis on theory and practice. For breadth, the core curriculum offers courses in human rights theory, history, law, foreign policy and economic development. Courses with thematic perspectives link human rights to security, economic development, administration, gender and other issues. -
MA
English
Campus
 
Malmö University
Malmö , Sweden

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic r ... +

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies. -
Master
Full-time
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute
Beirut , Lebanon

The Arab Master is a unique one-year cross-regional programme. It is an intensive advanced course on Human Rights and Democracy with a focus on the Middle East and North Afric ... +

The Arab Master is a unique one-year cross-regional programme. It is an intensive advanced course on Human Rights and Democracy with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. The programme spans over two semesters across the Arab World: one semester in Beirut and another in one of the partner Arab university. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Murcia , Spain

This master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training in European constitution and legislation. The target group of this program are graduates in Tourism, Polit ... +

This master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training in European constitution and legislation. The target group of this program are graduates in Tourism, Political Science, Business Administration and Law, as well as Social Sciences and Communication Sciences. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 

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