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Erasmus Mundus
MA Human Rights Policy and Practice


About Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus Mundus initiative of the EU is a cooperation and mobility programme with a focus to improve the quality of higher education, promote the EU “as a centre of excellence in learning around the world” as well as promote intercultural understanding with Third Countries and contribute to the development of higher education in these countries. (European Commission, EACEA, Internet website)

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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 partner universities; Roehampton University, London, UK; University of Deusto, Bilbao/San Sebastian, Spain and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The consortium also includes associated partners comprising the University of Balamand, Tripoli, Lebanon, the University of Belgrade, 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 Deusto, Bilbao, in Spain, and the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg in Sweden and students will study in all these all location as follows:

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

Programme length: 2 years

Number of places: 35

Programme commences: Annually in August

The Award: The final award is a multiple degree between all institutions with an aim for a joint degree from 2015 entry onwards.


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