In the first semester, all students will enroll in three compulsory modules covering political, philosophical and legal foundations of human rights respectively. In the second semester, students will participate in a compulsory, interdisciplinary module on non-discrimination and elect four out of a variety of specialised modules that may include topics such as Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Business and Human Rights; Freedom of Religion and Belief; Gender and Human Rights; Social Movements and Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Transitional Justice; Human Rights of Refugees; and Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The third semester is devoted to the master thesis.



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18 Months

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On Campus

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Application Deadline

Jun 30, 2022

Winter ( Final Deadline )



(1) Online Application (2) Letter of Recommendation (3) CV or Resume (4) Test Scores (5) Personal Statement

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Academic Pre-Requisites

A university degree based on at least 3.5 years of full-time studies (equivalent to 210 ECTS credits) If your university degree is based on less than 3.5 years of studies, you may be accepted on the basis of a special procedure determining additional qualifications. At least one year of professional experience in the area of human rights, or one year of professional experience in another field in combination with practical experience in human rights work on a volunteer basis. Proof of English language skills Your English skills have to be in line with level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Generally, this requires the submission of a recognised language test like IELTS, TOEFL, UniCERT, Cambridge, Duolingo English Test etc. Exceptions can be granted by the admissions committee to applicants who have completed a university degree with English as the sole language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

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