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Key information
University University College Stockholm
Country Sweden
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 24 months
Tuition fee 160000
Application deadline(s) January 22, 2024
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The Master’s Program in Human Rights and Democracy is a two-year course that provides students with knowledge and equips them with skills in interdisciplinary human rights studies, with a special focus on correlation between democracy and human rights.

The program teaches students about the history, theory and practical implementation of norms within the fields of democracy and human rights. More particularly, it teaches students how these norms are assesses in other fields of social sciences, especially in law, philosophy and politics. Students also strengthen their skills such as problem solving, research, project planning and evaluation, professional writing, oral presentation, and methodology. Through acquiring these sets of skills, students are equipped to pursue their careers in different professional sectors upon completion of the program. These include national and international institutions, as well as private companies and non-governmental organizations.

During their studies students also have an option to choose to study a semester abroad. This means that a student can take courses of 30 ECTS credits at another university abroad, which will be later included in the master’s degree. Internship is not included in the master’s program; however, students at University College Stockholm can apply for the internship after completing a master’s degree.

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human rights studies or another related field in social or political science, law or the humanities. Students with degrees in other science may also be considered for the program.
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Statement of purpose
  • CV
  • Additional supporting documentation may be required.