Taught course

Human Rights

University College Dublin · UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree in Politics and have attained at least Upper Second Class Honours, with at least a Lower Second Class Honours in any other degree subject. Applicants with good qualifications in related subjects may also be considered from time to time.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Programme - Human Rights (MSc) provides students with the skills and theoretical tools needed to analyse the nature, limits and implementation of human rights in both the international and national context.

Students are introduced to philosophical, institutional and, and policy issues in human rights and encouraged to engage with these issues in a critical way.

The programme provides exceptional interdisciplinarity by bringing together theoretical and political perspectives on human rights, social scientific research training, and knowledge of policy formation, implementation, and human rights practice in government bodies, international structures, and non-governmental organisations.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations36
Written coursework / continuous assessment36
Dissertation28 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Katarzyna Glosnicka
+353 (0)1 716 8182