Theory and Practice of Human Rights

University of Oslo, Norway

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The University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway, offers a Master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Human Rights. A multi-disciplinary program, the course of study approaches human rights from many angles, examining how it relates to public law, history, philosophy, the social sciences and politics. Students gain an understanding of how human rights are promoted and protected and what threatens the rights of people around the world.

Spread across four semesters of study, the Theory and Practice of Human Rights program begins with required coursework in human rights in international law, human rights research methods, human rights in practice and other topics. During the second year, students take elective courses related to their interests and complete a thesis paper.

Students from all over the world will be considered for admission to the Theory and Practice of Human Rights program; however, students who are citizens of Switzerland or a country in the European Union or European Economic Area are given priority. If vacancies remain after qualified applicants are accepted, students from other countries are welcome to apply. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in law, philosophy, history or a social science. Only 20 students are admitted every year.

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About the university

The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

About the location

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums.