The MA in Human Rights program at Central European University (CEU) combines social science, policy-based approach with legal science, thus non-lawyers are given an opportunity to benefit from a curriculum with a legal focus. Teaching is designed to incorporate both theoretical perspectives and concrete empirical analyses of the most important questions in human rights.
The program offers practical instruction in the specific legal mechanisms and institutional processes which may be used by national human rights organizations to effectively approach human rights issues that transitional and also established democracies might confront.
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- Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
- Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
- Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
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Rigorous and closely monitored courses familiarize students with the key legal concepts and enable them to use basic legal reasoning and comparative arguments.
Areas of research and teaching cover – among others – international mechanisms for the protection of human rights, with particular focus on the Council of Europe and the United Nations, freedom of expression and freedom of religion, human rights and criminal justice, political rights, non-discrimination, minority protection, human rights and development politics, human rights in Africa, and the constitutional protection of rights on a basic level.
Select areas of study:
- International and regional protection of human rights
- Equality and non-discrimination
- Advocacy and litigation strategies
- Civil and political rights in established and emerging democracies
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- 10 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Feb. 1: financial aid
- March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
- Aug. 16: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa
DisciplinesEuropean Law International Law Legal Studies View 5 other Masters in Legal Studies in Austria
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- Completed online application form: www.ceu.edu/apply
- Proof of English proficiency
- Letters of recommendation
- Bachelor’s degree
- Academic records
- Academic essay (for the capstone track) or research proposal (for the thesis track)
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International13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
EU/EEA13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.
In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country.
In 2018-2019, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. Learn more about how to fund your studies at www.ceu.edu/financialaid.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.