Since October 2012 the University of Vienna offers students with the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights the exciting opportunity to study human rights in an international, interdisciplinary and practice-oriented environment.
Aims and objectives
The recognition of states as democratic, developed and peace-loving nations today depends on their capacity and willingness to protect human rights. 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. The implementation of human rights at local, national, regional and international level requires highly motivated and skilled human rights experts. This interdisciplinary master programme provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills which is guaranteed by combining excellent academic and practice-oriented education in the field of human rights.
It welcomes students with at least a bachelor degree in a broad variety of academic disciplines from all world regions, with an open mind, empathy for human beings and a strong interest to experience the fascinating world of human rights.
Short Facts Academic degree: M.A. - Master of Arts Duration: 2 years Units: 120 ECTS Number of participants: 15-30 Language: English Tuition fee for both years: EUR 20,600 Next start: End of September 2017 Application deadline: 26 February 2017