MA Human Rights

The programme addresses the growing importance of human rights in all areas of society and academia, covering fundamental challenges as well as current issues. Graduates will be equipped with  theoretical and practical skills to pursue professional activities in human rights contexts. In the first semester, all students will enrol in three compulsory modules covering political, philosophical, and legal  foundations of human rights respectively. In the second semester, students will participate in a compulsory, interdisciplinary module on non-discrimination and may elect four out of the following special  modules: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Human Rights and International Economic Law; Freedom of Religion and Belief; Gender and Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Transitional Justice;  Human Rights of Refugees and Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Human Rights – At a glance

Subject group Human Rights
Degree Master of Arts
Regular duration 3 semesters
Programme start Winter semester
Location Erlangen
Admission restrictions Yes
Tuition fees 4.900 € (plus 126 € student union fees and 192 € mandatory basic ‘semester ticket’ ticket) for all three semester.
Teaching language 100% English

More information: Degree programme website “Human Rights”