This two-year full-time programme is taught in English in the UK, Sweden and Norway. It is an EU-approved programme with three partners:
Roehampton University (London, UK)
Göteborgs Universitet (Göteborg, Sweden)
Universitetet I Tromsø (Tromsø, Norway).
The final award is a multiple degree between all three institutions. The partners equally contribute to the whole programme and share responsibility for its delivery.
The programme starts in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to the UK. Students spend the first term of the second year in Norway before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. The programme requires successful completion of 120 ECTS (UK equivalent is 240 credits at master’s level).
. to work effectively with the protection, promotion and implementation of human rights in a changing global context
. to encourage graduates to take up careers in human rights work in civil society organisations, governments and the public sector and business
. to develop analytical expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts and organisations
. to evaluate and apply this knowledge to different cases and practices
. to develop programmes of action and policies as appropriate
. to compare analytically human rights practice across different cultures and nation-states, recognising that interpretations and practices vary in different regions of the world.
The deadlines for entry in 2010 are as follows:
Category A Scholarships (for students from outside Europe and students who have NOT been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years): 4 December 2009, 5pm.
Category B Scholarships (for European students and students from outside Europe who have been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years) and fee paying students: 31 March 2010, 5pm. Scholar Applications (for third country academics from outside Europe who have NOT been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years): 4 December 2009, 5pm.