International Protection of Human Rights, Master

International Protection of Human Rights, Master

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  • 24 months
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The Master's specialization International Protection of Human Rights at RUDN University is the only and unique programme in Russia in training highly qualified specialists for Human Rights.


The International Protection of Human Rights programme is offered by the RUDN University.

The Master’s programme was established in 2009 with support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Russian Foreign Ministry. This programme is implemented on the basis of a consortium of universities, which is chaired by Peoples` Friendship University.

Programme advantages:

As part of the programme the Interuniversity Resource Center for Human Rights was established. The Resource Center is a place of giving classes for the students enrolled in this program, as well as a working space and a library, which represents a unique collection of literature in various languages, covering all fields of human rights.

As part of the research work the students have the opportunity to take part in scientific and international events and publish their works.

Graduates’ expertise and career opportunities

Graduates can apply their knowledge and skills in the framework of their professional activities in international organizations, embassies, consulates, public service (the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Education of Russia, the Ministry of Justice of Russia), as well as practitioners, engaged in lodging complaints with the European Court of Human Rights and other international courts.

Programme Structure

During the course Master students have the opportunity to attend lectures of highly qualified lecturers of the department, invited foreign lecturers, participate in master classes of international law experts of our country.

Students have the opportunity to learn several foreign languages. Not only graduates of Russian universities can take training course but also graduates from CIS and other foreign countries.

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

  • Copy of your degree certificate and diploma supplement. The documents of a foreign state must be legalized or apostilled.
  • Submit their translation into Russian.
  • Your application will be considered by the main criteria: overall GPA of your degree certificate, marks for the major subjects.
  • Confirm your consent to study at RUDN University by e-mail and pay the offer contract.
  • Original degree certificate translated and legalized.
  • Original supplement to the degree certificate legalized according to established procedure and its translation into Russian;
  • Original passport and its translation into Russian;
  • Certificate of the HIV-negative status and AIDS-negative status.
  • 6 identical 3x4 black-and-white photos.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3700 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7524 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3762 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • For Russia and CIS citizens 260000 ruble.

Living costs for Moscow

  • 41640 - 81440 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


At the same time there is an opportunity to study in the state-funded mode of study. To that end, you will have to apply for the scholarship programme of the Government of the Russian Federation which provides for free training for 15,000 foreign citizens from all over the world at the Russian Universities. 

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