Master’s Programme in Human Rights Studies, 120 credits.
The first year consists of mandatory and thematic courses to give students a solid basis before starting the second year. During the first semester students take two courses. First, they immerse themselves in human rights with a focus on indicators, actors and institutions connected to human rights in a global perspective. Also, students examine global connections regarding politics, economy, environment, conflict, migration and activism. On the second course, they study the political and philosophical historiography of human rights in the modern era, from a critical and analytical perspective. Students explore debates about legitimisation and justification of human rights as well as critique. The second semester focuses on research methods and ethics, project management, as well as a thematic specialization connected to ongoing research at our division.
The second year aims to give students opportunity to choose their own specialization. All through the third semester students do a practical or research internship with an institution or organisations of their choice or conduct independent research. On the fourth and last semester students conclude an independent research assignment and present their research in a Master thesis, 30 credits. You can find the full programme sheet at Lund University Programmes and courses.