Universität Hamburg

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Human Rights and Democratisation

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences
M.A.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  30 Mar
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
‚ā¨2825
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field relevant to human rights, including disciplines in law, social sciences, and humanities.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Candidatures can be considered as long as the applicant has obtained a degree corresponding to:

  • 180 ECTS credits (generally a 3-year course), or
  • 240 ECTS credits (generally a 4-year course), or
  • A combination of a degree of 180 ECTS and relevant proven additional experience or studies (such as 1-year MA or summer courses).

Applicants completing the degree entry requirements subsequently to the application deadline are requested to provide a current transcript of exams. Eventual admission into the program will be conditional upon receipt of documentation of the completed degree (by August 31st, 2020).

All selected candidates who hold a non-EU degree are required to produce upon admission a "declaration of value" of their degree. Non-EU candidates are moreover required to obtain a study visa which must cover the entire duration of the academic year (September 2020 ‚Äď September 2021). Both the study visa and the "declaration of value" are preconditions for enrolment and should be requested from the competent Italian Embassy or representation offices.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
IELTS
min 6
TOEFL iBT
min 79
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
TOEFL pBT
min 550
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
In principle, only English native speakers will be exempted from submitting a certification of English proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English may apply to have the requirement for an English language proficiency examination waived if they have received their degree from a university in a country where both the language of instruction and the official language is English, or if they have completed at least two years of post-secondary education in an English speaking country. While not a prerequisite, the ability to understand lectures and read academic texts in French is a definite advantage for participation in the program.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: The deadline has been extended until May 12th, 2020.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


  1. At least 2 reference(s) should be provided: letters of reference can be submitted by the referees through this form or can be uploaded by the applicant in pdf format.
  2. A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Specific requirements for EU/EEA applicants:
If selected, candidates should provide the following documents by August 31st, 2020:

  1. Copy of: degree, final transcript and, for those graduated in the EU, diploma supplement.
  2. English language certificate.
  3. Receipt of payment of the tuition fee.
  4. Copy of passport picture page.

Additional requirements for Non-EU applicants:
If selected, candidates should provide the following documents by August 31st, 2020:

  1. Copy of: degree, final transcript and, for those graduated in the EU, diploma supplement.
  2. English language certificate.
  3. Receipt of payment of the tuition fee.
  4. Copy of passport picture page.
  5. Copy of type-D study visa.
  6. Declaration of value, if the degree was obtained in a country outside the EU.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English/French/Italian/Spanish.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website