Prerequisites and selection
A first degree equivalent to 180 credits or 180 ECTS from an internationally recognised university or college in line with national legislation in all three partner institutions.
A minimum of two years practitioner experience in the field of human rights. Practitioner experience may include regular employments, internships and voluntary work.
Students whose first language is not English, need to acquire a minimum English language qualification of English B/English 6 at upper secondary level or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent alternatives as stated in the call for applications each year by the University of Gothenburg.
The selection is based on your submitted academic competence, motivation letter and work experience/recommendation letters. Each part can be given a maximum of 100 points. The three parts are weighed to obtain a summarized value for each student. Academic competence is worth 40%, motivation letter is worth 20% and work experience and recommendation letters are worth 40%. Use
assigned forms available on the programme website
Documents must be uploaded on the University Admissions
Deadlines are presented on the University
Graduates receive the joint Degree of Master of Science in Human Rights Policy and Practice, issued by the University of Gothenburg.
After graduation, you will be prepared to:
- work professionally and effectively with the protection, promotion, and implementation of human rights in a changing global context;
- use analytical skills and expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts, organizations, policy-making, and practice;
- evaluate and apply these skills to different cases and environments;
- and develop human rights-based policies, programmes, and projects with professionalism.
Our alumni work for nongovernmental organizations such as Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Save the Children, in various UN agencies, and as lawyers, researchers, and teachers.