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Master of Arts in Human Rights
University of Vienna
|University of Vienna - Juridicum, Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights c/o Department of European, International and Comparative Law, Schottenbastei 10-16, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
|+43 1 4277 35309
|+43 1 4277 9108
|Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights
|Type of course
|Length of course
|Date of commencement
|EUR 19,980 for both years
|Housing during the stay in Vienna for the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights can be booked through the programme office by filling out the housing form.
Costs: 2-room apartment with individual bedrooms EUR 368 per person per month shared single room with 2 beds: EUR 251-258 per person per month
|Exchange Partner Schools
|University of Pretoria, American University Washington College of Law, University of Chile, Chulalongkorn University, Gadjah Mada University, Ilia State University, National Taiwan University, Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), Osaka University, Peking University, University of Colombo, University of Hong Kong, Yerevan State Linguistic University "Bryusov", Adam Mickiewicz University, Bielefeld University, Eötvös Loránd Universität - ELTE, London School of Economics (LSE), Lund University, Utrecht University, University of Auckland, University of Sydney.
|1. Ratio of National / Overseas students -
2. Ratio of Men / Women - 50-50
3. Age range - No limits
|Major recruiters of graduates of this programme
|governments, international organisations, development agencies, business corporations, research institutes and civil society organisations
The number of places on the course is limited. Admission to the course is based on availability, timely application, qualifications of the applicant and is also subject to the general admission requirements of the University of Vienna. After successful admission to the course, students must enrol at the University of Vienna within the scheduled dates.
In addition to these formal admission requirements ranking is based on candidates meeting the following criteria:
1. Candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree (180 ECTS) of any discipline. Persons without any academic degree need to prove five years of working experience in a field related to human rights.
2. Those who do not have English as their first language or who did not graduate from an English language programme must include evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL , IELTS).
3. Experience in the human rights field is not compulsory, but an asset
|Contact details for application
|Tina Hofstaetter, E.MA
|Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak
All Human Rights for All
“Being a human rights expert is one of the most fascinating new professions for people with various backgrounds. You need to have an open mind, motivation and empathy, and we provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to work in the challenging world of universal human rights.”
Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Vienna University, Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
No philosophical idea has had a more profound impact on international relations and world politics than human rights. Within half a century since World War II and the Holocaust, human rights developed into the only universally accepted value system of our times. The recognition of states as democratic, developed and peace-loving nations today depends on their capacity and willingness to protect human rights. Long-term dictators and brutal military rulers are increasingly being ousted and held accountable for gross and systematic violations of human rights before international criminal tribunals. Even business corporations and international organisations are judged by their human rights performance. In post-conflict situations and transitions from totalitarian to democratic rule, human rights constitute an essential element of peace-building, development and good governance. Human rights open the doors to a better world for all.
The implementation of human rights in rich and poor countries, in peace operations, development projects, transition and post-conflict situations requires highly motivated and skilled human rights experts with empathy for human beings. With our newly designed Master of Arts in Human Rights the University of Vienna offers you the unique opportunity to study human rights in an international, trans-disciplinary and practice-oriented environment.
The Universe of Human Rights
Aims and objectives
This interdisciplinary and practice-oriented postgraduate programme comprises of 9 obligatory modules (88 ECTS), a Master thesis (30 ECTS) and a thesis defence (2 ECTS), adding up to 120 ECTS in total. Overview of the Modules
a) Introduction to Human Rights from an Interdisciplinary Perspective (9 ECTS)
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