Stand-alone courses

We offer a few of our first and second cycle courses as stand-alone courses. You can only apply in the national admission round via The language of instruction for first cycle courses are Swedish and for second cycle courses, English. If you get accepted If get accepted to a course, you will get a welcome letter before the course starts. In this letter, you will find information about introduction meeting, schedule, readings and more. You can also find information about schedule, literature and more at our website Courses by semester and find out more at Student information. Should you have questions you are welcome to contact us.

First cycle courses

Are you interested in first cycle courses? Learn more at this page in Swedish.

Second cycle courses

MRSM11, Human Rights in the History of Politics and Philosophy, 15 credits (autumn semester)

During this course, you study the political and philosophical historiography of human rights in the modern era from a critical and analytical perspective. The course provides students with a detailed presentation of typical features of political and philosophical theories and conceptualisations of human rights and on ideas about the place and role of human rights in political and philosophical history. Learn more about application dates and entry requirements by following MRSM11

MRSM12, Human Rights in the Global World: Agents, Indicators, and Institutions, 15 credits (autumn semester)

During the course, you study human rights from a global perspective, focusing on agents of rights, human rights indicators and institutions. The course aims to stimulate critical perspectives and reflection on consequences of different positions through the study of current literature from a range of research fields, as well as the study and assessment of actual cases. Learn more about application dates and entry requirements by following MRSM12

MRSM13, Human Rights Studies: Research Methods and Research Ethics, 15 credits (spring semester)

The course contains elements of research ethics with a focus on principles of good scientific practice and regulations for ethics review and procedures on issues of misconduct. The course also provides knowledge and training in planning a research project. Learn more about application dates and entry requirements by following MRSM13

MRSN02 & MRSM03, Human Rights Studies: Thematic Specialization Course I & II, 7.5 credits each (spring semester)

During these courses, the student studies one or two research areas related to current research. Previous themes offered are Human Rights in Images and Media, Land and Housing Rights, Human Rights in Foreign Policy, Participatory Research for Grassroots Perspectives, Feminist Political Philosophy and Human Rights Monitoring in Anthropological Perspective.

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Andreas Tullberg

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Kristina Robertsson

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