MSc in Human Rights and Data Science

This master program aims to prepare students to be able to tackle ethical questions with are at the forefront of today’s high-tech industries like artificial intelligence and data protection, while ensuring that developments in this area rather complement than impinge human rights protections. The program is based on a combination of a rigorous foundation in data science with philosophy and legality to ensure a proper implementation of protections and policies.

During the program students undertake a set of rigorous postgraduate courses and acquire knowledge from a well-established data science and international human rights curriculum. Students are given an opportunity to tailor their studies in accordance with their particular field of interest since courses topics vary from climate policy to health communications. During the final semester students engage in an internship with an already approved partner. A selected number of students may also opt to apply to attend the Oxford International Human Rights Summer School.

Admission requirements

  • Online application form
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A proof of proficiency in English
  • Official transcripts
  • Standardized Test : GRE Optional.
  • Essay (prospective students should write a concise 1000 words essay providing an example of when they might been called upon to ‘think outside of the box’ in the academic, professional or personal life.

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