Master On Campus

Democracy and Human Rights

Birzeit University

24 months
176 USD/year
176 USD/year
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The Muwatin Institute for the Study of Democracy and Human Rights offers a program of study leading to the MA degree in Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University.


The MA degree in Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University seeks to develop interdisciplinary research and study skills, and knowledge production and innovation related to the development of a more democratic public sphere in Palestine and the world, with a focus on the protection of human rights and human dignity. Develop a national emancipatory understanding and practice related to the questions of democracy and human rights.

The Program addresses itself to students who are interested in any aspect of Democracy and Human Rights, including educators (schools, institutes, and universities), workers in government and civil society organizations, and academic researchers interested in democracy and human rights issues.

Program outcomes

  • Capable graduates, who can contribute to building and consolidating democratic societies that respect and protect human rights and human dignity.
  • Interdisciplinary academic research oriented towards contributing to achieving a better life for Palestinians through developing democratic structures and the respect of human rights.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • English Language for Studying Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Using the Library, Data bases, Search Engines, and Scientific Documentation
  • Critical Reading and review of Literature
  • Scientific Writing and Argument Construction
  • Research Proposal Writing
  • Field Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a specialization that falls within Humanities, Social Sciences or Law. Applicants from other disciplines may be considered. Program Council reviews applications and may require completion of (no more than) 6 credit hours (90 hours of class meetings) in remedial course work which the Council will specify. Remedial course credit hours do not count towards graduation.
  • Interviews shall be required in cases where the Program Committee deems necessary. Applicants may be asked to write an essay in lieu of the interview. Nature and specifications of the essay will be determined by the Committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 125 JD


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