Erasmus Mundus Master in Human Rights Policy and PracticeMaster´s degree

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    About the master

    The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice offers courses and opportunities for study in Sweden, Spain, England, and Norway and brings together legal, sociological, political, anthropological, and practical perspectives. Students are supported from the classroom to the job market, preparing you for human rights work in civil society organizations, governments, the public sector, and business.

    To apply, you should have a minimum of two years’ practitioner experience in the field of human rights.


    Multidisciplinar approach

    The programme offers a uniquely comprehensive and immersive approach to teaching and learning, allowing you to build your skills, knowledge, and practical experience and prepare yourself to be a confident professional in the field of human rights.


    • From 10/16/2023 to 12/1/2023 
    • Supporting Documentation Deadline: December 15, 2023
    • Admissions results published: March 19, 2024
    • The extraordinary admission round is open between December 16, 2023 and March 31, 2024.



    Erasmus Mundus Grants

    The Erasmus Mundus Programme provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country students and EU/EEA students who have applied to and been accepted by the Human Rights Policy and Practice master´s course. The programme offers around 15 scholarships per year. 

    Application period for Erasmus Mundus scholarships: October 14 to December 1

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

    • Programme name:

      Erasmus Mundus Master Degree in Human Rights Policy and Practice

    • Duration/credits:

      2 years - 120 ECTS

    • Language


    • Number of places


    • Programme type

      On campus

    • Application process:

      Open admission process

    • Faculty:

      Social and Human Sciences
    • Share:

    2024-2025 ACADEMIC YEAR


    The deadline to apply for admission for the 2024-25 academic year is open.

    Find out about the steps to follow to submit your application through our virtual office, the supporting documents required and any additional requirements for admission to some programmes.




    This two-year, full-time programme is taught in English in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain and Norway. Partners include, the University of Deusto (Spain), the University of Roehampton (London, UK) and the Göteborgs Universitet (Göteborg, Sweden) and the Artic University Norway (Tromso, Norway).

    The programme has a strong emphasis on professional development, and how human rights principles can be put into practice through policy and active engagement in human rights issues. You will be exposed to legal, political, sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights promotion and protection in a globalised world.

    Further information

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    From an alumni survey conducted in 2011 there is a variety of job profiles to be found: academic positions (14%) or doctoral studies (8%), jobs in NGOs (27%) or the public sector (8%), as well as journalists (8%)

    This full-time programme is organized by a consortium of four partner universities and taught in English. After graduation, you will be prepared to work professionally with human rights in a changing global context.

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