Master In Human Rights Peace And Development

About the Programme

The master’s programme offers advanced education on human rights, today’s challenges to peace and non-violence, and sustainable human development, delving into the mutual interdependence and complementarity of these three areas as privileged fields of increasingly interdisciplinary research. On the one hand, the academic interest of the course lies in the specialization that it provides students with (who often have very different backgrounds) for voluntary work, and on the other, its professional focus empowers them to work in NGOs, international organizations, national civil services, etc. in the field of human rights, humanitarian aid and development cooperation. Duration The duration of the programme is 18 months. The maximum period allowed for a student to complete the requirements for the award of the Masters degree in Human Rights, Peace and Development shall be in accordance with the University general regulations for graduate programmes.

Year 1 Semester 1

6 courses (18 credit hours)

  1. PHR500 Conceptual Foundations and Philosophy of Human Rights(3 credits)
  2. PHR501 International & Regional Human Rights Systems(3 credits)
  3. PHR502 National Protection of Human Rights in Africa(3 credits)
  4. PHR503 Human Rights, Peace-building and Development(3 credits)
  5. PHR504 International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice(3 credits)
  6. PHR505 Research Methods I(3 credits)

Year 1 Semester 2

4 courses (12 credit hours)

For the purposes of specializations students are required to choose three courses in their chosen area of specialization which could either be:

  1. Master in Human Rights and Peace (MHRP)
  2. Master in Human Rights and Development (MHRD)

Students are also required to take a fourth course from either Human Rights and Peace or Human Rights and Development.

In addition students are required to take MHPD512 Research Methods.

  1. PPH506 Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights(3 credits)
  2. PHP507 Human Rights in Practice: Duty and Responsibility(3 credits)
  3. PHP508 Protection of Indigenous and Minority Groups(3 credits)
  4. PHP509 Counter Terrorism Measures and Human Rights(3 credits)
  5. PHP510 International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law(3 credits)
  6. PHP511 The Right of Women and Children(3 credits)
  7. PHP512 Research Methods II(3 credits)
Human Rights and Development Courses:
  1. PPD513 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights(3 credits)
  2. PPD514 The African Human Rights System(3 credits)
  3. PPD515 Human Rights and Business(3 credits)
  4. PPD516 Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law(3 credits)
  5. PPD517 Culture, Conflict and Human Rights Law(3 credits)
  6. PPD518 Human Rights and Health(3 credits)
  7. PPD519 Human Rights, Environment and Development(3 credits)
  8. PPD520 Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Development(3 credits)
  9. PPD512 Research Methods II(3 credits)

Year 2 Semester 1

PLG504 Dissertation (6 credit hours)

Career and Job Opportunities

Researcher ,Academic ,NGOs - (FAO UNDP UNEP) ,Self-employment and Consultancy