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Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This study programme addresses graduates in the social sciences, cultural sciences, communication, law or philosophy with a special interest in human rights. The Master's degree in Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society will qualify graduates for a professional career as an expert in human rights issues.
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Overview

The master’s programme Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society aims to prepare graduates with a strong interest in human rights and a first degree in social, cultural and/or political sciences as well as communication, law, philosophy and/or social work for a career as an expert for human rights issues.

In this interdisciplinary and social science based programme, students will critically study and analyse the historical and current institutionalisation and implementation of human rights in the fields of law, politics and civil society. Students will get to know approaches from the social and political sciences as well as from the laws, methods of the social sciences and also learn to consider aspects of interculturality and gender. In addition, students will analyse the national, regional and global development of human rights from a legal, political and sociological perspective. Furthermore, students will learn to identify and critically examine the developmental dynamics of society, politics and law which are influenced by the implementation and codifications of human rights. The political levels and social institutions are also relevant topics for the students. Additionally, students will learn to conduct human rights focused research independently using methods from the social sciences, to present developments in human rights with undergirding facts and figures and to negotiate in intercultural settings.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social, Cultural or Political Sciences, Economics and Business Studies, Law, Philosophy or Social Work
  • Good English language skills, proven in listening, reading and writing. Possible test formats are TOEFL ibT (79), TOEFL pbT or itp (550), IELTS (6.5) or CAE/CPE
  • Good German language skills, proven in listening, reading and writing. Possible test formats are DSH (DSH-1), TestDaF (3-3-3-3) or Goethe Institut Certificates (B2)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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The study programme is financed by the state of Hesse. Students are not required to pay tuition fees.

Living costs for Fulda

  • 650 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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