The University of London in the United Kingdom offers an online Master of Arts degree program in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. All students begin the program by taking one module in An Introduction to Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and one module in Protecting Human Rights. During the second year of the program, students choose elective modules related to their specific areas of interest. In addition, students work on an independent dissertation. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in social science or the equivalent. Individuals with work experience may be considered even without the necessary degree.
Curtin University of Technology in Australia offers an online master’s degree program in Human Rights. The program can be completed full time in 18 months or on a part-time basis more slowly. All students in the program take classes in Human Rights and Development, Community Education and Consciousness Raising, Human Rights Instruments and Institutions and Human Rights Project Preparation. A master’s dissertation is also required for the degree program. Qualified applicants for admission will have a bachelor’s degree in arts, humanities, psychology, education, social work, law, journalism or health. Applicants who have a degree in another field may be considered if they have at least one year of work experience in human rights.
The prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom offers an online master’s degree program in International Human Rights Law. Students in the program take online courses during the fall and spring semesters for two consecutive years and spend two summers in residence on campus taking in-person courses. A dissertation is required to complete the program. Admission to the online program is highly competitive. Applicants will need to have an undergraduate degree in law or a related field and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be considered. Work experience or volunteer experience in human rights is also required for admissions consideration.
De Montfort University in the United Kingdom offers an online Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law. All of the courses are taught online. Every student in the program must take one course in International Human Rights Law. They can then pick and choose optional modules related to their areas of interests. When taken full time, the degree program requires 27 months of study to complete. A dissertation is required. To be considered for admission to the program, students must have a bachelor’s degree and a history of academic excellence. The degree does not need to be in law but knowledge of law is beneficial.
The University of Leicester in the United Kingdom offers an online Master of Arts degree program in Human Rights and Global Ethics. Students can complete the program full-time within 24 months taking only online courses. A part-time version of the program is also available. Every student must take a module in the Politics of Human Rights as a part of the program. The rest of the required credits are earned through the completion of a dissertation and from elective modules chosen by students. A bachelor’s degree in politics, international relations, history or a related topic is required. Those with work experience in human rights will receive priority for admission.