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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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


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Image: Anina Takeff

Student Life

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Image: Ivan Kashlakov


News and events

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This year’s M.A. Human Rights Christmas party! We had a wonderful evening with lots of cookies and were able to enjoy a lovely performance by Prof. Bielefeldt (on the clarinet)…
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