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Theory and Practice of Human Rights

University of Oslo

M.Phil.
24 months
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About

Human Rights: Few other concepts — legal, political or moral — can compete with ‘human rights’ as an emblem of modernity and globalisation. The Master in Theory and Practice of Human Rights at University of Oslo is the one for you.

Overview

The Master in Theory and Practice of Human Rights at University of Oslo brings forward dreams of freedom as well as fears of foreign domination and it refers to actually existing international law and associated legal and political mechanisms as well as processes of far-reaching social and cultural change.

This programme focuses on human rights in both theory and practice from legal, historical, philosophical, political and social science-based perspectives. Students are provided with specialised knowledge about human rights law, including the relationship between that law and other types of human rights initiatives and activities.

Human rights are approached as an element of public international law, at global and regional levels, and the different forms of implementation — international, regional, and national — are examined. They are also contextualised within a social science perspective and knowledge about and understanding of the normative and institutional framework, contemporary issues relating to terrorism, religion, ethnicity, women and development are studied in different courses.

After having completed the required number of courses and written a master thesis, students will have acquired advanced knowledge about:

  • human rights as a branch of public international law, and relevant juridical mechanisms at global as well as regional levels,
  • human rights as an object of study in history, philosophy and the social sciences, as well as a practical reality in national and international politics,
  • different forms of promoting and implementing human rights, domestically as well as on the international level
  • the role of human rights in contemporary issues relating to terrorism, religion, ethnicity, gender and development
  • scholarly values such as transparency, impartiality, clarity, reliance and the importance of sound reasoning and empirical inference

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights in History, Philosophy and Politics
  • Human Rights Law in Context
  • Human rights in international and national law
  • Human Rights in Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scan of non-Norwegian passport or ID card        
  • Documentation of English language proficiency        
  • Documentation of completed upper secondary education        
  • Final bachelor's degree diploma(s)/certificate(s)        
  • Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree        
  • Degree/ relevant courses to be completed - Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway
  • Final degree diploma and transcript of records        
  • Documentation of financing (if applicable)        

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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