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 now accepted until 31 May 2023. Click on the button below to find out more and don’t hesitate to 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 fee for the entire programme is 4.900 Euros, not including student fees
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Image: Ivan Kashlakov


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News and events

We are excited to share that FAU’s new Human Rights and Business Clinic has just begun its first project. The Clinic is led by doctoral candidates from the International Doctoral…

The summer term 2023 has just started and our M.A. Human Rights students are back on campus. Their schedule contains various seminars on different human rights issues and regional protection mechanisms. We wish…

Together with partners at FAU’ Geography Institute, UCLA, USC, Reitaku University, Aoyama Gakuin University and MaptimeLA, our adjunct faculty member Dr. James Walker organized the International Humanitarian Mapathon 2023, a…

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