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Top 5 Human Rights Masters in Ireland

MSc Human Rights (University of Dublin)

The University of Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, offers a Master of Science degree in Human Rights. The program lasts for one year and is highly intensive. All students must complete the following courses to qualify for the degree: Law of the ECHR; International Human Rights; Politics of Human Rights; and Theory of Human Rights. Students then have the choice to either complete a full-length research dissertation on a topic of interest or to participate in a monitored internship. Graduates of the program have received employment with a number of organizations, including: Front Line Defenders; United Nations, New York and Geneva; Amnesty International; Médecins sans Frontières; PLAN Ireland; Irish Aid; and Oxfam.

International Human Rights Law (University of Ireland)

The National University of Ireland, Galway, in Galway, Ireland, offers a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law. To receive the degree, students must create a series of classes, choosing offerings from courses like: Business and Human Rights; Children’s Rights; Conflict and Post-Conflict; Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights; Economic, Social & Cultural Rights; European Convention on Human Rights; European Union and Human Rights; Gender and Human Rights; Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Human Rights Field Work: Law and Practice; Islam and Human Rights; International Criminal Law; International Criminal Procedure; International Humanitarian Law; Introduction to Human Rights Law; Minority Rights; and Peace Support Operations.

LLM International Human Rights Law (University College Dublin)

The University College Dublin, Ireland, offers a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law. Students have the option to complete the program full time over the course of one year or part time in roughly two years. To receive the degree, all students must pass the following courses: International Human Rights, Law of the ECHR, Politics of Human Rights, Theory of Human Rights, Data Protection and Privacy, Development and Global Justice, Human Rights Law and Equality, and International Aviation Law. Law career fairs are held throughout the year to assist students with finding employment after graduation.

Human Rights in Criminal Justice (University of Limerick)

The University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland, offers two degree programs in Human Rights in Criminal Justice. The first program is a Master of Laws degree intended for applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree in law, while the second is a Master of Arts degree for individuals who hold bachelor’s degrees in other fields. Students pick and choose courses that relate to their areas of interest from a broad field of classes that includes: Advanced Legal Research Skills, Comparative International Protection of Human Rights Law, Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing, Law of the European Convention of Human Rights, Penology and Victimology, International Criminal Law, Policing and Human Rights, Criminology, and Comparative and European Criminal Justice.

Global Women’s Studies (Gender, Globalisation and Rights)

National University of Ireland, Galway in Galway, Ireland, offers a Master of Arts degree in Global Women’s Studies (Gender, Globalisation and Rights). All students in the program are provided with an opportunity to complete a two-month work placement in order to gain real-world experience working in the field of human rights. Every student in the program must take a course on research methods and then complete a full-length dissertation. Among the classes offered to fulfill course requirements are: History and Narrative in Gender Research; Engaged Research Practice: Women in Agriculture; Women, Conflict and Human Security; Applied Gender Analyses; and Gender, Sexuality and Global Health.

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