Taught course

Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice

University of Roehampton · Department of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered in line with the equal opportunities policies of the partner universities. All students must have a first degree in the social sciences or a related subject from a recognised institution and also have the required English language qualification if their first language is other than English. The appropriateness of other first degree qualifications will be judged by the selection panel. Students should also have a minimum of two years relevant practitioner experience in the field of human rights. Students will also be judged on their 1000-word personal statements. The criteria for these judgements will refer to the quality of the English expression and applicants should express how they have an interest in human rights, how their past educational experience relates to this, what experience they have in engaging with human rights issues in a paid or unpaid capacity, how they think this programme can benefit them and what they see as their career path after the programme. The applications will be considered by a panel made up of one nominee from each of the partner universities. All members of the panel have to agree before applicants are notified of a decision. Once accepted, students will be registered at all three universities.

Months of entry


Course content

This two-year, full-time programme is taught in the UK, Sweden and Spain and will prepare you for an international career in the protection of human rights.

Our programme has a strong emphasis on professional development, and how human rights principles can be put into practice through policy and active engagement in these issues. This programme is designed for postgraduates who want to make a significant contribution to the human rights agenda internationally with civil society organisations, governments and the public and private sector. You will be exposed to legal, political, sociological, and anthropological approaches to human rights promotion and protection in a globalised world.

Information for international students

The level of English required is ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. See further details at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

UK students
€7,500 (for 22 months tuition)
International students
€15,400 (for 22 months tuition)

Qualification and course duration


full time
22 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
020 8392 3232