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Qualification: Master's degree in human rights and democratisation (no legal status)

Master's degree in human rights and democratisation (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:
(general competences)

  • demonstrate systematic understanding of concepts and theories in the field of human rights and democratisation in an international context, from the point of view of different social science disciplines,
  • apply knowledge in practice,
  • perform professional work autonomously,
  • develop communication skills and abilities, particularly in the international environment,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical reflection and a commitment to professional ethics,
  • show cooperativeness and work in a group,
  • work in an international environment,
  • draw on experience of life in at least two EU countries,
  • demonstrate knowledge of at least three EU languages,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate professionalism in the field of human rights and democratisation,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the foundation and history (development) of the scientific approach and practice in the field of democratisation and human rights,
  • develop skills and expertise in the application of knowledge; demonstrate proficiency for both academic work or fieldwork (as a member of staff or field operative), for governmental, international governmental and non-governmental organisations,
  • solve specific work problems through the application of scientific methods and procedures,
  • demonstrate coherent mastery of basic knowledge, integrate knowledge from various social science fields and apply it.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences; Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy; University of Padua, Padua, Italy; University of Graz, Graz, Austria; University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain; Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany; Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

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  • A completed academic study programme in a field connected to human rights (law, social sciences and humanities) consisting of at least 180 or 240 credits,
  • demonstrate fluent knowledge of English.

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed academic study programme in a field connected to human rights (law, social sciences and humanities) consisting of at least 180 or 240 credits,
  • demonstrate fluent knowledge of English.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.