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 taught in English 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.
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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

Graduates of 2023 with Dr. Herberger-Fofana, Professors and Programme Coordinator
On 20 October, the graduation ceremony of the class of 2023 took place at the Orangerie in Erlangen. Six of our graduates from the past year came and celebrated together…

MA HR Batch 2023/2024 Opening
We are pleased to welcome the students of the class of 2023/24 to the MA Human Rights programme! On Monday, October 16th, the first meeting took place in Tennenlohe, where…
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