FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Human Rights

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Law, Philosophy, Political Sciences
English only
Winter semester: 30 Jun
Application Deadlines
1.5 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
4,900 € for all three semesters.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Minimum standard period of study: 3.5 years.
Required ECTS credits: 210.

If your university degree is based on less than 3.5 years of study, you may be accepted on the basis of a special procedure determining additional qualifications.

Work Experience

At least one year of professional experience in the area of human rights or one year of professional experience in another field in combination with practical experience in human rights work on a volunteer basis.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Duolingo test with a score of 120 is also accepted. Exceptions can be granted by the admissions committee to applicants who have completed a university degree with English as the sole language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 08 (German)February 08 (EU)February 08 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

You will be required to upload:

  1. Previous university degree(s).
  2. Proof of your professional and voluntary experiences.
  3. Proof of English language skills.
  4. A short application essay (appr. 1–3 pages) guided by the following questions:
    1. What is the relevance of your professional and/or voluntary experience specifically to the field of human rights?
    2. Describe a specific instance of a human rights violation and explain why you think this constitutes a human rights violation.
    3. What do you think is the biggest human rights issue in your country? Why?


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Further Information

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Course Website