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Key information
University UNITAR & University of Stirling
Country Scotland
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Application deadline(s) November 1, 2024
Official Website Click here

Applications for the Master’s in Human Rights and Diplomacy offered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and University of Stirling are being accepted!

The fourth edition of the Master’s in Human Rights and Diplomacy, presented jointly by the renowned United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the prestigious University of Stirling, equips individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to champion the cause of human rights worldwide.

The University of Stirling takes immense pride in their global recognition for excellence in teaching, research, and fostering a world-class student experience. Its multicultural campus, with representation from over 120 nationalities, ensures a diverse and inclusive environment that enriches your learning journey.

Delve into a unique learning experience that brings together the collective expertise of the University of Stirling’s schools of Law, International Relations, and Philosophy, alongside renowned United Nations experts. Our comprehensive program blends theory and practice, providing hands-on coaching in critical skills like public speaking, leadership, cosmopolitan communication, workplace ethics, CV drafting, and effective interview behavior, empowering you to make a tangible impact in the realm of human rights.

Our program warmly welcomes graduates with diverse academic backgrounds, including law, politics, philosophy, international relations, and history. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a working professional seeking to elevate your commitment to human rights, our program provides a nurturing space for growth and development.

This Master’s course includes a 5-day field trip to Geneva, where you’ll visit influential UN agencies and interact with human rights practitioners. Selected participants receive personalised coaching and support from UNITAR staff, preparing them for sought-after internships at UN agencies, while highly flexible capstone options allow you to tailor your studies to your unique aspirations.

Upon completion of this program, you will be equipped with an esteemed theoretical knowledge and skill set, poised to make a meaningful difference in the world of human rights. Join us now to be part of a community of passionate individuals dedicated to upholding human dignity, promoting equality, and fostering a more just and inclusive world.

By the end of the programme, participants will have learned how to:

  • Explain, analyse and apply international human rights law in both theory and practice
  • Engage in the theoretical framework of diplomacy, its history and the development of international relations
  • Engage and debate critiques of human rights
  • Draft documents and possess the skills needed to negotiate their progress in a range of human rights institutions
  • Find their way within the United Nations Institutions working on human rights matters and local NGOs
  • Apply a wide range of theoretical and practical methods to human rights research, activism and politics

Important Information

The Master Programme will last one academic year and run from January 2024 to December 2024.

Academic requirements: A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Language requirements: To be considered for the programme, candidates must be fluent in English. For more information about English language requirements, click here.

The programme takes place in-person and includes a 5-day study visit to Geneva. Apply by 1 November 2023

Apply now