Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society at Fulda University of Applied Sciences qualifies graduates for a professional career as an expert in human rights issues.
Students acquire skills in the fields of social science methods, legal argumentation, as well as regional and cultural variants of the concretisation of human rights and the meaning of human rights.
The master’s programme qualifies graduates for jobs at political foundations and think tanks, at national, international and European governmental and non-governmental organisations, in media and Public Relations, in the secretariats and committees of the human rights conventions, as well as in the area of human relations in international corporations, organisations, education institutions etc.
Furthermore, the programme can also serve as preparation for entry into the PhD programme at the Doctoral Research Centre in Social Sciences with a focus on Globalisation, European Integration and Interculturality at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.
- The master’s programme comprises ten modules that are spread over four semesters. During the first two semesters, historical and theoretical foundations in the study of human rights and human rights codifications are taught, as well as social science methods, and legal argumentation skills.
- Communication on and common understandings of human rights are further topics of the first study year before the students undertake a mandatory internship of at least 10 weeks in an organisation that is relevant to human rights matters.
- In the third semester, students can choose two out of three specialisation modules, focusing on business and labour, migration and (digital) communication.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSociology Public Policy Political Science View 24 other Masters in Public Policy in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Proof of a successfully completed university degree in the social, cultural, political and/or sciences, communication, economics and business studies, law and/or philosophy within the area of application of the Higher Education Framework Act or from a university abroad that is deemed to be equivalent.
- Proof that you have good German and English language skills (with standardised tests such as DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL, IELTS); please ask for the level that is required in your case. DSH and TOEFL itp can be taken at the
- Letter of motivation in German or English stating your reasons for applying to the degree programme and outlining your professional ambitions (maximum of two pages).
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
The semester contribution amounts to approx. €300
Living costs for Fulda
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.