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Erasmus Mundus
MA Human Rights Policy and Practice

About Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus Mundus initiative: "is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries." (European Commission, EACEA)

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About the Master's programme

The Master's programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice is an international programme organised by a consortium of three universities; Roehampton University, London, UK; University of Tromsø, Norway and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The consortium also covers associated partners including the University of Balamand, Tripoli, Lebanon, the University of Begrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, and the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. The associate partner universities will, among other things, act as locations for student dissertation research.

This Master's programme is mainly designed for students who want to take up careers in human rights work in civil society organisations, governments and the public sector or business.

The Master's programme aims to prepare the students to:

  • work professionally and effectively with the protection, promotion and implementation of human rights in a changing global context;
  • take up careers in human rights work in different sectors within civil society organisations, governments, the public sector and business;
  • develop analytical skills and expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts, organisations, policy-making and practice;
  • evaluate and apply these skills to different cases and environment;
  • develop human rights-based policies, programmes and projects with professionalism.

Where to apply

All applications shall be submitted directly to Roehampton University.

All questions regarding the application process, entry requirements, English Language Qualifications and Selection Process should be directed to Roehampton University.

Where will I study

The study will take place at Roehampton University, London in the UK, the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg in Sweden and the University in Tromsø, Tromsø in Norway and student s will study in all these all location as follows:

Year 1: Semester 1 (Sweden) and Semester 2 (UK).
Year 2: Semester 1 (Norway) and semester 2 (UK, Sweden or Norway).

Programme length: 2 years

Number of places: 35

Programme commences: August 2013

The Award: Students will receive a multiple degree award from Roehampton, Gothenburg and Tromsø.

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