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Globalisation and Human Rights

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: MR2104 | Sustainability focused
Autumn 2019
100% Day
Period: 5 November 2019 - 19 January 2020
Comments: For more information, see CANVAS course platform:
2 Closed GU-16753
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course encourages critical thinking about the relationship between the state and its citizens as the basis for the international human rights system within a context of globalisation. At focus is an examination of the role of the state and its possibilities to protect, promote and implement human rights in view of the effects of the globalisation process. This also involves an exploration of the role of new transnational actors and trends of cross-border human rights protection from legal, political and ethical perspectives. Some of the main themes that the course engages with, in relation to human rights, include theoretical perspectives of globalisation, globalisation and the state system, political globalisation and current issues, economic globalisation and new powers, human rights actors beyond the state and the effects of the development of the information and communication technology.

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A completed BA with a minimum of 30 credits within the field of Social Sciences or equivalent competence relevant to the main field of study Human Rights. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance Telephone hours: Tuesdays 14.00-16.00, Thursdays 10.00-12.00. Phone number: +46-(0)31-786 1399.


School of Global Studies
Box 700
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Konstepidemins väg 2

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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