M.A. Human Rights

Welcome to the website of the M.A. Human Rights at Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg! We are an international, interdisciplinary programme covering human rights in their legal, political and philosophical dimensions.

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Applications for October 2023 are closed. Applications for the winter of 2024 will open on 15 February and close on 31 May 2024. Click on the button below to find out more about the application process or contact us with any further questions you may have.

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Fast Facts:

  • Multi-disciplinary approach covering philosophy, law and politics of human rights
  • International programme with students coming from 60 countries so far
  • 2 semesters of lectures and seminars, 1 semester of thesis
  • Faculty comprised of leading human rights academics and practitioners
  • Tuition fees of 6,000 € for the entire programme.
raphic of a pair of binoculars. It says: Reimage Human Rights.
Image: Ivan Kashlakov


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Image: Nikoleta Nosovska


Graphic of many different people holding letters. It says Human Rights.
Image: Anina Takeff

Student Life

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Image: Ivan Kashlakov


News and events

On the 12th of July, professors, staff, and students of the master’s program gathered together to celebrate the end of the summer semester. Engaging conversation and connection filled the courtyard…

On 13 July 2023 Theresa Gigov, Senior Consultant at Löning and FAU alumna shared with members of the IDP and students of the MA Human Rights her experiences in working…
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