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Human Rights

University College Dublin

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
19900 EUR/year
8525 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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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.


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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.

Part Time

  • EU fee per year - € 5600
  • nonEU fee per year - € 9950


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Human Rights
University College Dublin