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Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice

Master's programme | 120 credits | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
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1) Anyone can apply

About the Programme

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Human Rights Policy and Practice (EMHRPP) is an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary MA programme. It provides excellent educational training and professional competences to those intending to work and those already working in the field of human rights. The programme actively responds to the changing needs of students and the job market through a more cohesive curriculum structure guided by four central strands, which are highly pertinent to study and work in the field of human rights. These strands: human rights theory; research; practice and professionalisation, offer a uniquely joint approach to teaching and learning human rights, contributing to the development of the field of study and attractiveness of European education.

Students will earn 120 credits during the 24-month programme leading to a Joint Master’s Degree administered by the University of Gothenburg. The main academic subjects are human rights theory, human rights in the context of politics and the market economy, research methods and methodologies, human rights defenders, and social movements and NGOs.

Starting at the University of Gothenburg, all students will complete the same compulsory mobility path across the three Consortium Partner universities for the first three semesters (second semester at the university of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain and third semester at the University of Roehampton, London, UK). Teaching modules will be complemented with a Professional Seminar Series, field visits and a placement (internship) during the third semester with an organisation working in human rights in London. During the fourth semester, students are required to write a dissertation, supervised by academic staff from the three Partner universities. The programme is delivered by the University of Gothenburg (Lead Partner), Sweden, the University of Roehampton, London, UK, and University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.

NOTE: Students who need to apply for a Tier 4 study visa to attend the semester in Roehampton need to meet the requirements established by UK Visas and Immigration: Read more about the entry requirements on the University of Roehampton website:

All students pay fees. Citizenship outside the European Union - Application fee: 900 SEK, Full programme cost: 194 651 SEK, First payment: 48 663 SEK. Citizenship within the European Union - Full programme cost: 97 326 SEK, First payment: 24 332 SEK.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A first degree equivalent to 180 credits or 180 ECTS from an internationally recognised university or college in line with national legislation in all three partner institutions. A minimum of two year s practitioner experience in the field of human rights. Practitioner experience may include regular employments, internships and voluntary work. Students need to provide two letters of recommendation as well as a personal motivation statement. Students whose first language is not English, need to acquire a minimum English language qualification of English B/English 6 at upper secondary level or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent alternatives as stated in the call for applications each year by the University of Gothenburg.

Selection: The selection is based on your submitted:

  1. Academic competence
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Work experience and recommendation letters
Each part can be given a maximum of 100 points. The three parts are weighted to obtain a summarized value for each student. Academic competence is worth 40%, motivation letter is worth 20% and work experience and recommendation letters are worth 40%. Use assigned forms available on the University of Gothenburg website: Documents must be uploaded no later than January 15, 2020 on the University Admissions website:

Tuition Fee

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

Study Guidance


Telephone:  +46 (0) 31-786 13 99 / +46 (0) 31-786 4310

Telephone hours: Tuesdays 14:00-16:00, Thursdays 10:00-12:00 


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

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

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

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