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4 Top Master Programs in Social Justice and Human Rights

LLM Human Rights and Justice

The University of Connecticut School of Law is now offering an LLM degree in Human Rights and Justice at their campus in Hartford, Connecticut. One of the top ranked law schools in the United States, the university is providing this program for students who already hold law degrees and wish to deepen their knowledge of social justice law as it applies to both the American justice system and international courts. Students will complete 35 credits of coursework and complete a research project and can study full or part time. To qualify for admission, students must hold a degree from an American law school approved by the ABA or an equivalent degree from an international law school. Those in their final years of an applicable program may also apply.

LLM Human Rights, Conflict and Justice

SOAS University of London is currently accepting applications for their LLM degree program in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice. Students have the option of completing the course requirements through one year of full-time study or as a two, three or four-year part-time program. The program consists of four modules of study, one of which culminates in a 15,000-word dissertation. Students are free to choose from a variety of courses of study, including Islamic law, human rights in developing countries, women’s rights, labor law, international human rights protections, justice in post conflict societies and Israeli-Palestinian human rights. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must already hold a law degree from an accredited law school in the UK or abroad or be in the final year of a law program

MA Human Rights, Culture & Social Justice

The Department of Sociology at Goldsmith, London University, is now offering a Master of Arts program in Human Rights, Culture & Social Justice. A flexible course of study, the program can be completed full time in 1 year or part time in 2 years with all coursework being completed at the London, UK campus. The purpose of the program is to get students thinking critically about the issues that affect human rights in the modern world. Students take classes in how human rights theory has developed, how human rights issues are researched and how human rights issues are addressed. Classes are held through the sociology, communications, cultural studies, anthropology, political science, English, music and educational departments. A bachelor’s degree and fluency in English are necessary for admission

MA Social Justice and Human Rights

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, is offering a Master of Arts degree program in Social Justice and Human Rights. An accelerated degree program designed to be completed with one year of study, the curriculum gives students two options for study. Both require 33 credit hours of coursework with students then choosing whether they wish to complete a thesis or an applied project course. The classes explore human rights and social justice from numerous angles, examining labor issues, the welfare of families and children, access to education, environmental protection, migration and human security. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and submit GRE scores for admissions consideration. Only those with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent will be accepted.

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