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9 Human Rights Degree Programs with exciting Specializations

 

Climate Change and Human Rights, LLM

Aberystwyth University in Wales, United Kingdom, offers a Master of Laws degree in Climate Change and Human Rights. A 12-month course of study, the program includes coursework in international law, climate change law, food policy law and electives plus a full-length dissertation, which is completed during the final semester.

Health Law, Bioethics & Human Right, MSc

Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, offers a Master of Public Health degree in Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights. Students spend one year on campus completing the course requirements, which includes 24 credit hours and a master’s thesis. Admission to this unique program is highly competitive. Typically, work experience is required in addition to a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, MA

Sciences Po in Paris, France, offers a Master of Arts degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action for individuals with a special interest in humanitarianism. This innovative program includes courses in anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy and allows students to choose a specialty that directly relates to their goals and interests. “The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the ‘right decision at the right moment’ when undertaking action on the ground.”

International Commercial Law and Human Rights, LLM

Aberystwyth University in Wales, United Kingdom, offers a Master of Laws degree program in International Commercial Law and Human Rights. All students in the 12-month, full-time program take courses in International Commercial Law, International Human Rights Law, Environmental Human Rights Law, International Copyright Law, E-Commerce Law, Regulation Of Business Cartels and Human Rights, Environment and International Business.

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, LLM

Aberystwyth University in United Kingdom, offers a Master of Laws distance learning degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. All students in the 2-5 years program complete a 13,000 to 15,000-word dissertation and modules in international human rights law, international humanitarian law and public international law. Elective modules are offered on a wide range of topics.

Human Rights and Transitional Justice, MA

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, offers a Master of Arts degree in Human Rights and Transitional Justice. Intended for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in political science or international relations, the full-time program requires one year of study to complete. Students take courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and on international law and human rights topics.

International Criminal Justice and Human Rights

The University of Dundee in United Kingdom, offers a Master of Laws degree in International Criminal Justice and Human Rights. All students in this 12-month program take courses in Individual Criminal Liability in International Criminal Law, UN Human Rights Law, Global Human Rights Law, Transnational Crime and Counter Terrorism and regional Human Rights Systems. Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law.

Human Rights and Global Ethics, MA

The University of Leicester in the United Kingdom offers a Master of Arts degree in Human Rights and Global Ethics. A fully online program, the course of study takes 24 months to complete on a part-time basis. All students complete one module in the politics of human rights and then select three elective modules related to their areas of interest.

International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights, LLM

The University of Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom, offers a Master of Laws degree in International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights. A 1-year program, the course of study includes a 15,000-word dissertation and six modules selected by students in consultation with their faculty advisors. Courses may be taken in law, political science and international studies.

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