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Masters Programs in Human Rights

Compare 20 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. 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.

 

20 Results in Human Rights

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD)

Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 USA Washington

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity, and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals.


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 October 2019 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 the Second Semester in one of the 41 partner universities in the EU.


Master in Migration Studies (MIMS)

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2019 USA San Francisco Mexico Buenavista + 2 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 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 Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Germany Berlin

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 of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Online Part-time 2 - 2 years August 2019 USA Norman

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program at OU Law offers a graduate program for those seeking to gain a stronger understanding of legal issues with indigenous and Native American peoples.


Master's Programme in International Law and Human Rights

Åbo Akademi University
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2020 Finland Turku

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 in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 year October 2019 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.


Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2019 Estonia Tartu

The program provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects, and practice of international law and human rights.


Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full-time 12 - 18 months July 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies.


Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights

Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 Lebanon Beirut

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 in International Migration and Ethnic Relations

Malmö University
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Malmö

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 in Human Rights

University of Navarra
Campus Full-time 9 months October 2019 Spain Pamplona

The Master’s Degree in Human Rights examines the history of rights, their basis in teaching, the way they influence law and their growing presence on the international scene.


Master in Human Rights

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full-time Part-time September 2019 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

The specialty of Law was established in 1996 at NSU. 50 students were accepted to full-time and part-time departments of Law specialty in the same year.


Master in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage

University of Bologna
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Italy Ravenna

The programme offers a solid interdisciplinary and problem-oriented training to graduate students with diverse backgrounds who plan to work in the field of international cooperation and development.


Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full-time 2 years October 2019 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 2 more

The Master’s Programme 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 programme primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students.