Academic Programs

The Academic Programs list contains information on human rights programs, with a link to the institution and program website and a brief description. The programs are arranged by geographical location – Canada, Central America, Europe, North America and Oceania – in drop-down lists.

This is an evolving list. Additional programs will be added and revised on an ongoing basis. Information about each program is updated periodically and is subject to change. To have a program added to the list, please contact HRI at info@hri.ca.

Additional human rights programs are listed on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Library. Visit OHCHR Database on Human Rights Education and Training to learn more.

 

City University Name of the program Description
Fredericton st_thomas_u BA Major Human Rights The interdisciplinary programme in Human Rights is one of the few such programmes in the country that allows undergraduate students to obtain a major in the academic study of human rights. The programme provides students with a knowledge of the philosophy, legal instruments, and political institutions, which are the foundation for human rights.
Montreal concordia_u BA Human Rights Studies Human rights studies encompasses the eternal drive to improve the human condition, and attendant debates over the primacy of the individual within society and the universal versus relativist approach to rights, positive and negative freedoms. The Minor in Human Rights Studies draws its curriculum from a variety of disciplines.
Montreal mcgill_u BCL and LLB Major Concentration International Human Rights & Development Undergraduate program within the Faculty of Law inspired by an interdisciplinary approach by allowing students to choose non-Law subjects. Internship in the fourth year of study is compulsory.
North Bay nissiping_u BA Gender Equality and Social Justice This program is highly interdisciplinary and is designed for those with interests in critical studies of popular culture; the politics of resisting inequality through the law; globalization and human rights; violent conflict and international justice; transnational organizing for social justice; histories of colonization; feminist philosophies; postmodernism; theories of justice; and the intersections of race, class, ability, sex and gender. Through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, you will examine the social and cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, race and class, and how these social categories relate to our knowledge, experience, relationships and the quality of our lives. Within Gender Equality and Social Justice there are three core areas of specialization: Culture and Criticism; Power and Inequality; and Human Rights and Social Justice.
Ottawa caleton_u BGInS Global Law and Social Justice Specialization This specialization focuses attention on this critical facet of globalization. You will learn about the institutional structures, objectives, and history of global law, covering topics such as immigration, trade, human rights and armed conflict. This specialization is associated with the Department of Law and Legal Studies.
Ottawa caleton_u BA Human Rights and Social Justice Carleton’s Human Rights and Social Justice program provides students with an overview of historical and contemporary human rights issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Ottawa ottawa_u Honours BSocSc in Conflict Studies and Human Rights This degree covers national and international tensions, fundamental human rights, conflict-resolution processes as well as a range of underlying themes. CO-OP placement possible
Ottawa ottawa_u Master of Laws (LLM) Concentration Law and Social Justice The Master of Laws degree (LLM) offers both a thesis option and a research paper option. While students can pursue these options in any subject, we particularly emphasize the following two fields as well as the fields associated with our six concentrations described below: International law; and Human rights law. In the context of the master’s with research paper, students have a choice of six concentrations: International Humanitarian and Security Law; Global Sustainability and Environmental Law; Law and Social Justice; Law and Technology; Notarial Law; and International Trade and Investment Law.
Quebec laval_u Maîtrise en droit : droits fondamentaux et droits collectifs (LLM) La maîtrise en droit – droits fondamentaux et droits collectifs s’adresse à une clientèle variée qui désire acquérir une formation professionnelle, pratique, polyvalente et de haut niveau.
St. Catharines brock_u MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies Social Justice and Equity Studies is interdisciplinary, diverse and pluralistic in its theoretical traditions, substantive problematics, methods and approaches. Our program seeks to enact an emancipatory politics of knowledge in favouring voices and perspectives that have been historically marginalized and who are actively resisting domination. Our field of study is linked to ethicopolitical movements for progressive social change, and also reflects recognition of the links between power and knowledge in the university. These legacies and commitments inform our teaching and research, as well as the criteria for affiliation and admission to the program.
Waterloo wilfried_laurier_u BA in Human Rights and Human Diversity Human Rights and Human Diversity is a program that will help prepare you for a wide range of careers where you can advance the cause of human rights and social justice in Canada and around the world. By taking this program, you’ll come to understand human rights (their origins, how they are protected, and the current challenges they face) and their relationship to human diversity (through gender, race, religion, culture, disability and sexual orientation).
Winnipeg manitoba_u JD law specializing in human rights Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, offers a three year J.D. program that starts with the fundamental doctrinal courses that allow students to acquire a solid foundation in law. From the foundational courses, students can move into legal specialties of their choice, or choose to pursue a J.D. concentrating on Aboriginal law, business law, or human rights. Clinical legal education has been a part of the program since the early 1970s and students develop lawyering skills under faculty guidance, expanding their perspectives and ethical understanding of the role of practising lawyers. Scholarship and research is built into the J.D. program so students have an opportunity to develop a critical understanding of law and its development.
Winnipeg winnipeg_u BA Human Rights The Human Rights program examines human rights in global contexts, as mechanisms to address issues of human dignity, social justice, and global citizenship. The program aims to equip students for education and advocacy in human rights, and to understand ways to respond to human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the program is that “human rights” are understood in multiple ways and contexts; the program includes courses from diverse fields such as anthropology, business, conflict resolution, criminal justice, international development, history, philosophy, religious and cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies.
York york_u BA Human Rights & Equity Studies Students in York’s innovative Human Rights & Equity Studies program explore the roots of human rights violations as they occur across a broad range of social, economic and cultural areas.
 

Location University Name of the program Description
Costa Rica, San Jose U. for Peace Master of Arts Degree programme in International Law and Human Rights The Master in International Law and Human Rights offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions.
 

Location University Name of the program Description
Belgium, Bruxelles Faculte U. Saint-Louis Master complémentaire en droits de l’homme A vocation principalement juridique, le master complémentaire est conçu dans une perspective interdisciplinaire. Il vise à munir les étudiants d’une compétence spécialisée dans le domaine des droits del’homme, aussi bien sur le plan interne que sur le plan international.
Finland, Turku Åbo Akademi University Master’s Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law The Master’s Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law at the Åbo Akademi University Institute for Human Rights is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international organizations, non-governmental organizations and public administration. It will also provide the requisite background for advanced human rights law research.
France, Paris Sciences Po Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study.
France, Lyon U. Catholique de Lyon Master’s Degree in Human Rights The students are offered individual or collective tutoring classes to help them acquire knowledge and accompany them in extra-curricular activities such as lectures, debates, etc.
France, Paris U. Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) Master 2 Droits de l’homme et droit humanitaire Formation de juristes de haut niveau, ayant une excellente ouverture internationale, avec une maîtrise de l’anglais juridique indispensable.
France, Strasbourg U. de Strasbourg Master Droits de l’homme Le Master Droits de l’homme poursuit l’objectif de former des spécialistes dans le domaine des droits de l’homme. Il vise à dispenser une formation juridique qui prend appui sur un potentiel scientifique universitaire de grande qualité et sur une coopération avec la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, le Conseil de l’Europe.
France, Lyon U. Lumière Lyon II Master 2 Droits de l’homme A vocation principalement juridique, le Master-Recherche « Droits de l’Homme » (Master 2) a pour objectif de permettre une réflexion pluridisciplinaire sur la notion de droits de l’Homme.
France, Pau U. de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour Master Droit de l’exécution des peines et droits de l’Homme Le MASTER est ouvert aux étudiants en formation initiale et au personnel de l’administration pénitentiaire de tout pays en formation initiale ou continue (sous réserve d’équivalence). Il doit permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir et de consolider leurs connaissances théoriques et pratiques sur le droit de l’exécution des peines.
France, Nanterre U. Nanterre (Paris X) Master 2 Droit et Pouvoirs publics Spécialité Droits de l’Homme Le master « Droits de l’Homme » vise à approfondir les connaissances et les réflexions pratiques et théoriques dans le domaine des droits de l’Homme.
France, Nantes U. de Nantes Master 2 Droit International et Européen des Droits Fondamentaux  L’objectif de ce Master est d’acquérir des connaissances approfondies et la maîtrise des outils relatifs au système universel et aux systèmes régionaux de protection des droits de l’Homme.
Italy, Venice and other European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is a one-year advanced master’s course aimed at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia.
Netherlands, Utrecht Utrecht U. LLM Public International Law (Human Rights) What are the limits of the freedom of expression? Do undocumented migrants have a right to shelter and healthcare? How can we address human rights violations committed not only by states, but also by international organizations or individuals? Where do human rights come from and are they universal? Utrecht’s exciting human rights track offers wide opportunities to study these issues in-depth under the guidance of the experienced and international staff of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). In two key courses (Human Rights I and II) you will learn about both the institutions protecting human rights, the principles underlying them, and the substance of those rights. In the Capita Selecta courses you will be able to deepen your knowledge and skills on specific key challenges for human rights of your choice, including transitional justice and gender. By choosing this track within the wider public international law programme, studying human rights in Utrecht allows you to acquire both the broad overview and skills of a generalist and the in-depth knowledge of a specialist – the combination is a key asset for your future!
Sweden, Lund Lund U. LLM International Human Rights Law For a quarter of a century, the Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law has been a cooperative venture of the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This makes your education unique: no other LLM programme offers the joint resources of a prestigious law school and an implementation-oriented human rights institution. And, we believe, no other LLM programme has become so well-established with employers in the human rights area. We aim to train your contextual awareness, scholarly approach, analytic clarity and practical skills alike. Both the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the RWI are well respected educational actors and our graduates benefit from the fact that the Master´s programme at Lund is held in high esteem worldwide. The programme staff has been carefully selected to ensure the highest scholarly standards in research and training.
Sweden, Malmö Malmö U. Human Rights bachelor’s programme This programme provides you with an understanding and knowledge of what constitutes human rights, how they are utilised and how the development of human rights is a result of world transformation. Human rights imply that all people are born free, are of equal value and have equal rights. But what rights prevail, how are they monitored and what happens when they are violated? After graduation students will be able to work with legal, political or ethical issues within the sphere of human rights. Students can also continue on to master’s studies.
UK, Aberystwyth Aberystwyth U. LLB Human Rights In choosing to study Aberystwyth University’s LLB Human Rights degree, you will discover a challenging and stimulating course. Our degree is recognised by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, providing a direct route to the legal profession. The degree is taught in the oldest and most well-regarded Law School in Wales. You will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of whom have also practised as barristers or solicitors, thus providing a practical application to your theoretical studies. This twenty-first century LLB Human Rights degree encompasses a range of traditional and contemporary human rights and legal subjects and will deliver the skills and competences demanded in the many career options available to you upon its successful completion. You will emerge with real world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.
UK, Aberystwyth Aberystwyth U. LLM Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Distance Learning) The Human Rights and Humanitarian Law LLM allows you to study from home — whether in the UK or overseas — and keep in contact with tutors by email, telephone, fax and/or post. You can also maintain contact with one another, both during and after your studies, offering invaluable peer support and networking opportunities.
UK, Belfast Queen’s U. Belfast LLM in Human Rights Law This Masters is designed to help you appreciate the difficulties associated with developing a human rights approach to the solution of problems, especially problems facing a conflicted society. Capitalising on the high level of expertise amongst School of Law staff, it provides students with an intellectually stimulating suite of modules which will collectively empower students to engage with human rights language at a sophisticated and effective level.
UK, Belfast Queen’s U. Belfast LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice From a human rights’ perspective, the focus will be on international human rights law (including at regional levels in Europe, Africa and the Americas) but there will also be a concentration on the practice of human rights, especially in the contexts of armed con icts, discrimination, migration and terrorism. The criminal justice component of the programme allows students to explore the inter-relationships between crime, justice and society in comparative context. Modules assess criminal justice policies and institutions from an interdisciplinary perspective and allow for in-depth analyses of topical issues in criminal justice and criminology at local, national, regional and international levels.
UK, Birmingham Birmingham City U. LLM International Human Rights The LLM course will expose you to the fundamental aspects of international human rights and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine different systems of law at a higher level. In addition, our LLM provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon existing skills gained from your undergraduate course – enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and providing a basis for progression to doctoral studies.
UK, Brighton U. of Sussex MA in Human Rights The Sussex MA in Human Rights goes beyond narrowly legalistic approaches to critically examine how human rights are implemented, appropriated and resisted in a number of contexts around the world. It considers how human rights are socially embedded in wider processes of poverty, war and mass displacement, and the creation of global forms of governance.
UK, Bristol U. of Bristol LLM in Human Rights Law The University of Bristol LLM offers a variety of possibilities to study law at an advanced level and the opportunity to specialise in particular areas. There are a number of specialist programmes enabling you to study a set of related units that, together, provide a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of those themes. Alternatively, you can opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore at a deeper level your chosen areas of law and to see how those legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives.
UK, Colchester  U. of Essex LLM International Human Rights Law Our LLM International Human Rights Law is the oldest established human rights law course in Europe, and reflects our University’s global reputation as the leading centre for human rights research, practice and education. In 2009 the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its excellence in the advancement of human rights. We provide an advanced conceptual understanding of the international law on the promotion and protection of human rights, at the international, regional and national level, informed by the latest practice and scholarship. Our course sets international human rights law in its philosophical and historical contexts, enabling you to understand international human rights law as it applies in various situations including states of emergency or acute crises, development and transition.
UK, Colchester  U. of Essex LLM International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Our LLM International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law builds on the success of our long-established LLM International Human Rights Law, and our expertise with respect to the protection of human rights in situations of acute crisis such as war or displacement of refugees. This LLM should appeal if you looking to work with humanitarian organisations in the field or have experience and want to examine the legal aspects of your work in more detail. It would be of interest if you are a member of the military seeking to broaden your understanding of the international law pertaining to peacekeeping and other types of military operation, or a member of governments or international organisations responsible for establishing peacekeeping or other humanitarian operations.
UK, Colchester  U. of Essex LLM Economic, Social and Cultural Rights In our current global economic crisis, are you concerned about the impacts of austerity measures on economic, social and cultural rights? Are you interested in public policies – on health, education, housing or food security – and how human rights can make a difference? Our ground-breaking LLM Economic, Social and Cultural Rights builds on our distinctive expertise, reputation and experience of working on the protection of economic, social and cultural rights internationally and domestically in countries around the world. Our LLM Economic, Social and Cultural Rights combines cutting-edge scholarship and practice on the legal aspects of the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights, with the latest thinking in the operationalisation and implementation of these rights through public policy.
UK, Colchester  U. of Essex MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights TOur Human Rights Centre is one of the world’s oldest and most highly-respected environments for the multi-disciplinary study of human rights. Studying human rights at Essex will enable you to become a member of one of the world’s largest, most culturally diverse and professionally successful community of human rights students, practitioners and academics. Our interdisciplinary course, MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights, examines the history, theoretical development and implementation of human rights. Beyond the practical problems of human rights lie many unresolved theoretical and philosophical issues.
UK, Colchester  U. of Essex MA Human Rights and Cultural Diversity Our MA Human Rights and Cultural Diversity is suited to you if you have a particular interest in this specialised area of study. You acquire a deeper knowledge and understanding of the central issues and debates surrounding the application and justification of human rights within a culturally complex and diverse world. These problems are legal, social, political and philosophical, and our course reflects this in our multidisciplinary approach. In contrast to our other human rights courses, this MA examines human rights specifically in relation to cultural diversity.
Uk, Coventry  U. of Warwick LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights You will consider the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. You will critically consider visions and practices of human rights, development, gender and social justice, and civil society activism. You will develop skills in social and legal policy analyses, state governance reform, human rights law, reflexive public advocacy or cause lawyering, and working with people’s movements.
UK, Exeter  U. of Exeter LLM International Human Rights Law The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, our LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study.
UK, Glasgow  U. of Glasgow MSc in Human Rights & International Politics The MSc in Human Rights & International Politics offers a thorough academic analysis of one of the most salient and pressing issues in the contemporary world: the place of individual human rights in a system of international relations in which states’ rights have traditionally been paramount.
UK, Glasgow  U. of Glasgow MRes in Human Rights & International Politics The MRes in Human Rights & International Politics gives you a broad and rigorous grounding in the study and methodologies of one of the most salient and pressing issues in the contemporary world: the place of individual human rights in a system of international relations in which states’ rights have traditionally been paramount.
UK, Glasgow  U. of Glasgow MSc Equality & Human Rights The programme responds to radical changes in approaches to equalities and human rights in Scotland, the UK and beyond. Taught by a team of specialists from a range of areas of inequality, including gender, racism, sexuality, disability and faith, the programme looks at what equality and human rights mean and what practical steps can be taken to achieve equality and human rights.
UK, Glasgow  U. of Glasgow MRes Equality & Human Rights  This MRes examines equality and human rights in a social context, empirically and theoretically, while also providing advanced training in sociology and social science research methodology to fulfil Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate research training requirements.
UK, Glasgow  Glasgow Caledonian U. MSc Citizenship and Human Rights Are you a professional or volunteer working between state and market with an interest the principles of human rights? This work-based programme offers in-depth views of Globalisation and Migration; Leadership, Equality and Social Responsibility.
UK, Glasgow  U. of Strathclyde LLM/PGDip Human Rights Law This Master’s programme in Human Rights Law offers graduates in law and related disciplines and those with relevant professional qualifications the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at the UK, European and international levels.
UK, Leicester  U. of Leicester International Human Rights Law LLM The International Human Rights Law LLM covers a variety of issues related to the theory and practice of human rights. You can choose from an extensive range of modules including the politics of human rights, international migration law, the European Convention on Human Rights and ethics and war in the post- cold war era. The course will provide you with a critical understanding of the legal principles relating to international human rights and the policy considerations that underpin them. You will develop your ability to analyse, interpret and apply a wide range of legal, socio-legal and contextual materials in the solution to complex legal problems.
UK, London  London School of Economics LLM Human Rights Law Human rights issues have generated heightened public debate in recent years, and these public concerns are central to the interests of LSE. The taught courses reflect the wide-ranging academic expertise of staff members, who also have a wide spectrum of experience in human rights legal advocacy, activism and work with governments and within international organisations. The LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights provides a specialised interdisciplinary human rights degree. Members of LSE Law are involved in the Centre’s activities and there is constant exchange between other Law Department staff and those attached to the Centre.
UK, London  Queen Mary U. of London LLM in Human Rights Law The LLM in Human Rights Law programme is designed to enable you to form an advanced conceptual understanding of international law relating to the promotion and protection of human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels. Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
UK, London  U. of London LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units.  the assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision.
UK, London  U. College London MA Human Rights The MA Human Rights has been running for 10 years with graduates  working in an impressive number of international, national, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations as researchers, policy-makers and campaigners.
UK, London  U. of London MA in Understanding & Securing Human Rights The degree brings together insights on human rights from a range of disciplines, including law, international relations and sociology. This unique interdisciplinary approach provides students with an extensive and diverse range of perspectives with which to understand contemporary human rights challenges.
UK, London  U. of London (Birbeck) LLM/MA in Human Rights The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject.
UK, London  Kingston U. London Human Rights and Genocide Studies MA This course examines the human rights actors, activities and mechanisms used to define and protect human rights. A key concept is the role of practitioners/activists in the field. The course deals with political developments in the UK, in Europe and internationally, and explores the extent to which human rights are enshrined in and supported by deeper politics and culture, and by institutions, structures, movements and values.
UK, London  U. of Roehampton MA in Human Rights This course offers a compelling programme of study in human rights to prepare you for your future career in the field. Introducing you to the different approaches to human rights taken in law, politics, sociology and philosophy, the course offers you the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest. The course has close links with human rights organisations in London and opportunities for work placements, as well as a full programme of professional development. You’ll leave equipped with the skills and experience that will help you pursue a successful career.
UK, London  City U. London  MA International Politics and Human Rights  On City’s International Politics & Human Rights MA you will study the development of human rights, the way they have altered international politics and how rights influence current events. This MA gives you a theoretically and historically informed understanding of the role of human rights in contemporary politics. You will develop a strong grasp of contemporary global issues, enabling you to view world events from an informed and knowledgeable position.
UK, Manchester  U. of Manchester MA in Human Rights This ‘standard route’ course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of human rights coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage.
UK, Milton Keynes Open U. Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management The postgraduate certificate looks at issues of human rights law and development in the broader context of business practices. It will allow you to engage actively with these issues and make a full contribution to assessing and finding solutions to complex situations arising in a business or institutional environment.
UK, Nottingham  U. of Nottingham LLM Human Rights Law  As part of this programme, we expose students to the most exciting ideas and developments in the field of human rights. The modules at the heart of the programme provide a thorough grounding in international human rights law, and many of the more specialised topics are cutting edge and innovative, such as ‘Rights, Humans and Other Animals’. In addition, our senior teaching staff have second-to-none experience in organisations such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
UK, Oxford  U. of Oxford LLM International Human Rights Law (part-time) The degree programme is designed in particular for lawyers and other human rights advocates who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law but may need to do so alongside work responsibilities. A central objective of the course is to ensure that our students not only know but can also use human rights law. The curriculum places roughly equal emphasis on the substance of human rights law, its implementation and research.
UK, Reading  U. of Reading LLM Human Rights LLM Human Rights at the University of Reading concentrates on the study of human rights law in its social, political and philosophical context. By taking the LLM Human Rights, students will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills required to succeed as professionals, scholars and leaders in the field of human rights law and policy. The LLM Human Rights responds to the needs of students seeking an LLM Human Rights programme that will equip them both with doctrinal knowledge and a sophisticated theoretical understanding of human rights, and that will encourage critical reflection on how to best promote human rights in practice.
UK, Staffordshire  Keele U. MA Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice The course content reflects that human rights are a staple of contemporary politics, philosophy and law, and one of the key discourses of our times. The course is aimed both at people working in related fields and anyone else interested in further study in this area.
UK, York  U. of York MA in Applied Human Rights The MA focuses on the use of rights discourse and tools within the human rights mainstream and in a range of related fields (development, humanitarianism, conflict transformation, the environment, public health etc.).
UK, York  U. of York LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice The LLM in Human Rights Law and Practice provides the knowledge, skills and networks necessary for mid-career professionals and recent graduates to work in the human rights field. The LLM is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
UK, London  U. College London MA Human Rights The MA Human Rights Program builds research skills and foundational knowledge in human rights principles, institutions, processes and practices, issues and methods, to produce high level researchers in human rights.
UK, London  U. College London LLM Specialization Human Rights The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal platform for high-calibre students to acquire expertise in specialised subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. It helps students enhance their abilities to think critically, analyse legal arguments, articulate ideas, research efficiently, and write effectively.
 

Location University Name of the program Description
USA, Annandale-on-Hudson Bard College BA Human Rights Program The Human Rights Program is a trans-disciplinary program involving such diverse fields as literature, political studies, history, anthropology, economics, film and media, and art history. It emphasizes integrative historical and conceptual investigations, and offers a rigorous background which can inform meaningful practical engagements. The program seeks to orient students in the intellectual tradition of human rights and to give them the resources with which to appreciate and criticize its contemporary status.
USA, Boston Harvard LLM Human Rights Concentration The Academic Program of the Human Rights Program seeks to inspire and offer guidance to international human rights learning, scholarship, and research at Harvard Law School. Founded by Professor Emeritus Henry Steiner in 1984, the Program helps students, advocates, and scholars deepen and disseminate their knowledge of human rights.
USA, Indianapolis Indiana U. LLM International Human Rights Law Track The LLM furthers the teaching and study of Human Rights law by promoting scholarship in International Human Rights and assisting governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations on international human rights projects.
 

Location University Name of the program Description
Australia, Sidney U. of New South Wales LLM Human Rights & Social Justice  This programme offers an extensive selection of courses in human rights, with a particular focus on emerging and contemporary issues, debates and challenges. Teachers are actively engaged in policy formulation and the practice of human rights and social justice.
Australia, Sidney U. of Sydney Master in human rights and democratisation The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD) is a postgraduate degree program that seeks to develop the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region to protect and promote human rights. Scholarships (partially funded by the European Union) are available to support students from the Asia Pacific region to join this programme.