Masters

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action is an innovative master program that intertwines human rights and humanitarian action. It combines a blend of core social science practical and theoretical approaches and includes disciplines such as anthropology, history, sociology, and philosophy to human rights and humanitarians with ‘’an intent to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields’’.

The goal of this program is to equip students with analytical skills to be able to deeply analyze issues, dilemmas and challenges related to the fields of human rights and humanitarian action. This intensive two-year program is divided into 3 semester and 1 semester away off campus for a purpose of completing an internship, master thesis, or an exchange study program at a partner university. During the program students attend the courses in international law, gender and human security, and learn about global and regional institutional actors and frameworks as well. Students are given an opportunity to develop their strategic skills that will be applicable in their future careers, including negotiation, monitoring, evaluation, and advocacy.

After completing the program, graduates may consider a variety of careers including non-governmental organizations, the diplomatic corps and national administrations, international organizations, journalism, and law such as practicing lawyer.

Admission requirements

  • For international students the assessment of application is conducted on a double analysis of the candidate’s application file, on a rolling basis over the course of the application campaign.
  • The application process for French students is divided into 2 phases: an analysis of the candidate’s application file, and an oral interview conducted with an admissions committee.

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) provides information about online courses, jobs, paid internships, masters degrees, scholarships and other opportunities in the human rights sector and related areas.