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Human Rights, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MSc in Human Rights from the University College Dublin is a one-year intensive course that prepares you for a career in human rights research, policy or advocacy in international organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, or academia.

Overview

You will explore the theory, politics and law of human rights and examine the mechanisms and limitations of national and international action to protect human rights. You will either complete a research dissertation or undertake a monitored internship. 

The progressive realisation of human rights represents perhaps the most challenging political issue of our times.  This Human Rights programme from the University College Dublin aspires to develop and nurture the skills in studnets that would allow them meet that challenge and controbute constructively to both policy and practice in the field of human rights.

Career

Graduates work with international private-sector employers, government agencies and NGOs as:

  • Human Rights Specialist
  • Field Officer
  • Human Rights Consultant
  • Child Protection Adviser
  • Public Information Officer
  • Journalist 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Law of the ECHR
  • International Human Rights
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • Theory of Human Rights
  • Dissertation Design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.
  • Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8525 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8525 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 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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