Theory and Practice of Human Rights, M.Phil.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Free
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  • English
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Human Rights: Few other concepts—legal, political or moral—can compete with ‘human rights’ as an emblem of modernity and globalisation. It brings forward dreams of freedom as well as fears of foreign domination and it refers to actually existing international law and associated legal and political mechanisms as well as processes of far-reaching social and cultural change.
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Human Rights: Few other concepts-legal, political or moral-can compete with `human rights´ as an emblem of modernity and globalisation. It brings forward dreams of freedom as well as fears of foreign domination and it refers to actually existing international law and associated legal and political mechanisms as well as processes of far-reaching social and cultural change.

This programme focuses on human rights in both theory and practice from legal, historical, philosophical, political and social science-based perspectives. Students are provided with specialised knowledge about human rights law, including the relationship between that law and other types of human rights initiatives and activities.

Human rights are approached as an element of public international law, at global and regional levels, and the different forms of implementation-international, regional, and national-are examined. They are also contextualised within a social science perspective and knowledge about and understanding of the normative and institutional framework, contemporary issues relating to terrorism, religion, ethnicity, women and development are studied in different courses. There will be opportunities to do practical work (mock trials, internships) and discussions about human rights as social and cultural practices are included in the courses. The final part of the programme consists in writing a thesis through which the students acquire methodological and practical skills well suited to match a growing demand for professionals with a background in human rights.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to the History, Philosophy and Politics of Human Rights
  • Human Rights Law in Context
  • Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights in Practice
  • Human Rights Methodology: Research, Analysis and Thesis
  • Human Rights in Asia
  • Human Rights and Diversity - Leading Cases and Core Dilemmas
  • Human Rights and Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Theory and Practices

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Admission to master's degree studies requires:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.

  • a specialization defined by the programme

  • a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.

  • a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams below:

    a) Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) with a minimum grade of 4 in Norwegian upper secondary school (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or passed examination in English from second and/or third school year in Norwegian upper secondary school, or

    b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.

Required specialization

At least one and a half years (90 ECTS-credits) of your bachelor's studies must be in law, a social science (i.e., political science, anthropology or sociology), philosophy, history or a related field as long as the study in question includes courses that are relevant for the study of human rights. A combination of these subjects is also possible.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free EEA
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