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66 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
 
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 2021
Campus
 
The Global Campus of Human Rights
Venice, Italy

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of human ri ... +

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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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
 
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 2021
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
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía UNIA
Seville, Spain

The Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia organize the Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development, which proposes th ... +

The Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia organize the Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development, which proposes the construction of a comprehensive and contextualized vision of the concept of Human Rights in the European sphere. In this sense, we connect with the efforts being made from Europe to establish avenues for Development Cooperation with Latin America and Africa. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Nov 2021
06 Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in i ... +

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in insightful and innovative ways. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Masters in Slavery, Forced Migration & Reparative Justice offers an international learning experience that involves studying, training and conducting research in diffe ... +

The Masters in Slavery, Forced Migration & Reparative Justice offers an international learning experience that involves studying, training and conducting research in different European countries over a period of two years. It is designed to enable the next generation of humanities graduates to develop and transmit knowledge of the history and legacies of slavery and forced migration as they take up careers in media, education, heritage, government and non-governmental organisations, business and academia. Key strengths of the programme are its global, comparative and interdisciplinary approach and its combination of rigorous academic training in historical theory and practice with hands-on professional skills development. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Leuphana University Luneburg
Lüneburg, Germany

The Mas­ters Pro­gram­ in Go­ver­nan­ce and Hu­man Rights con­nects the theo­ry of sci­ence with its practical application. In se­ven mo­du­les, the stu­dents will learn to an ... +

The Mas­ters 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. -
MA
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
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
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme, which is supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational ch ... +

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme, which is supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of London
London, United Kingdom

This MA is based on an established program developed in collaboration with leading human rights activists to provide training for future human rights professionals. The cuttin ... +

This MA is based on an established program developed in collaboration with leading human rights activists to provide training for future human rights professionals. The cutting-edge content looks at human rights issues from a practical perspective as well as a theoretical and legal one. We offer a wide range of elective modules. The topics address emerging issues in human rights, such as the impact of environmental destruction on human rights; human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals; or cultural genocide. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Sep 2021
16 Aug 2021
Online
 
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
11 Jan 2022
20 Oct 2021
Campus
 
The American University of Paris
Paris, France

The MSc in Human Rights and Data Science (HRDS) at The American University of Paris prepares you to confront ethical questions at the forefront of emerging high-tech industrie ... +

The MSc in Human Rights and Data Science (HRDS) at The American University of Paris prepares you to confront ethical questions at the forefront of emerging high-tech industries such as data protection and artificial intelligence, ensuring that technological development complements human rights protections rather than impinging upon them. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus