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International Human Rights Law (IHRL) - MA

Program Overview

Explore human rights protection from a global perspective. Through our IHRL master’s program, you will gain deep insights into the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual issues underlying human rights law while also honing your multidisciplinary research skills. Ideal for aspiring professionals in humanitarian organizations, government or any field demanding an understanding of human rights law within an international framework, our MA curriculum offers jurists and non-jurists alike a comprehensive legal education in international human rights law with an interdisciplinary approach and regional focus. Your path to becoming an effective advocate for global human rights starts here.

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Degrees and Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue a Master's degree in International Human Rights Law (IHRL) should meet the minimum academic and admission requirements set by AUC.


Fellowships are highly competitive awards. They are open to new students and may also be available to continuing graduate students who display superior performance in their academic endeavors, depending on the availability of allocated funds for a given fellowship award.


Our faculty, a collection of world-class international legal scholars, could rightfully belong to any top-tier university anywhere in the world. Hailing from diverse nationalities and renowned in their respective fields, they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and distinct legal approaches to the classroom to enrich your learning and empower you to effectively navigate the global legal landscape.

Working in close collaboration with our esteemed faculty, you will be encouraged to engage in high-quality research and supported to produce work of publishable standard. In addition, our program provides an enriching ecosystem of additional opportunities for you to explore. 

For example, the Legal English Training Unit (LETU) works diligently to enhance students’ legal English proficiency and critical skills in case briefing, academic writing and effective writing, all of which are crucial for success in the global legal field. Furthermore, students have access to regularly organized workshops covering topics from research strategies to avoiding plagiarism.

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