The M.A. Human Rights addresses the growing importance of human rights in all areas of society and academia. The course program covers fundamental challenges as well as current issues. It pursues an interdisciplinary approach by taking the political, philosophical and legal dimensions of human rights into account. Graduates of the program will be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to pursue professional activities in human rights contexts.
As an continuing education programme the M.A. Human Rights welcomes students from all over the world. It is open to students with an university degree in combination with professional or practical experiences in human rights. Graduates could work as practitioners in public administrations, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, interest groups and associations, as well as in specialized law firms, and corporations.
The M.A. Human Rights consists of three semesters (semester 1 and 2 are full-time coursework, semester 3 is entirely devoted to the master thesis) with a total of 90 ECTS. 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 may elect four out of the following special modules: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Human Rights and International Economic Law; Freedom of Religion and Belief; Gender and Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Transitional Justice; Human Rights of Refugees and Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
You will find detailed information on the programme, how to apply and the teaching staff on this webpage: www.humanrights-master.fau.de
Here you can download the flyer to the programme here (pdf).
Master programm in Human Rights Education