M.A. in Human Rights – credit requirements (HR MA)

Students studying for an M.A. degree in Human Rights shall obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and write a thesis of 50–100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words). 
The 28 course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:
Mandatory courses (7 credits)
Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit)
Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Introduction to Law / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
Introduction to Public International Law / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar or Mathias Möschel (Mod. 2-3, 0 credit) 
Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Mod. 3 or 4, 0 credit)
For the mandatory courses Human Rights M.A. students receive a total of 7 credits and shall take additional 21 credits (11 credits from restricted elective courses and 10 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.
Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)
Rights-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 8)
Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
Individual and Human Rights / Wiktor Osiatynski (Mod. 3, 2 credits)
Freedom of Assembly / Michael Hamilton (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Rights of the Vulnerable and Minority Groups (3 credits must be obtained out of 9)
Asylum, Refugees / Boldizsár Nagy (Mod. 2, 1 credit) 
Children’s Rights and Juvenile Justice / Károly Bárd (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
Human Rights in Health / Judit Sándor (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
Mental Disability Law and Advocacy / Oliver Lewis (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
Peoples’ Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Minority Rights in International Law/ István Pogány, Boldizsár Nagy (Mod. 4, 2 credits)
Human Rights in Africa with Special Focus on Gender Issues / Victoria Ijeoma Nwogu (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Victims’ Rights and Due Process / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Roma Rights / Bernard Rorke (Mod. 5-6, 1 credit)
Advocacy & Human Rights Policy (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)
Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi & András Mink (Mod. 3-4, 2 credits)
Designing and Implementing Human Rights Projects / Károly Bárd (Mod. 4-5, 1 credit)
Human Rights in the Developing World / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 
International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 6, 1 credit) 
Theoretical Perspectives (2 credit must be obtained out of 5)
Critical Perspectives on Human Rights / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 5, 2 credits) 
Critical Race Theory / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Interpreting the ECHR: Theories and Doctrines / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Theory of Fundamental Rights / Matthias Mahlmann (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.
Students in the International Justice Specialization and the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.

Students studying for an M.A. degree in Human Rights shall obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and write a thesis of 50–100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words). 

 

The 28 course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:

 

Mandatory courses (7 credits)

  • Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit)
  • Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Introduction to Law / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
  • Introduction to Public International Law / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
  • Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar or Mathias Möschel (Mod. 2-3, 0 credit) 
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Mod. 3 or 4, 0 credit)

 

For the mandatory courses Human Rights M.A. students receive a total of 7 credits and shall take additional 21 credits (11 credits from restricted elective courses and 10 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.

 

Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)

* Rights-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 8)

  • Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
  • Individual and Human Rights / Wiktor Osiatynski (Mod. 3, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Assembly / Michael Hamilton (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

* Rights of the Vulnerable and Minority Groups (3 credits must be obtained out of 9)

  • Asylum, Refugees / Boldizsár Nagy (Mod. 2, 1 credit) 
  • Children’s Rights and Juvenile Justice / Károly Bárd (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
  • Human Rights in Health / Judit Sándor (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • Mental Disability Law and Advocacy / Oliver Lewis (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
  • Peoples’ Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Minority Rights in International Law/ IstvánPogány, Boldizsár Nagy (Mod. 4, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights in Africa with Special Focus on Gender Issues / Victoria Ijeoma Nwogu (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Victims’ Rights and Due Process / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Roma Rights / Bernard Rorke (Mod. 5-6, 1 credit)

* Advocacy & Human Rights Policy (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)

  • Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi & András Mink (Mod. 3-4, 2 credits)
  • Designing and Implementing Human Rights Projects / Károly Bárd (Mod. 4-5, 1 credit)
  • Human Rights in the Developing World / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 
  • International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 6, 1 credit) 

Theoretical Perspectives (2 credit must be obtained out of 5)

  • Critical Perspectives on Human Rights / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 5, 2 credits) 
  • Critical Race Theory / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Interpreting the ECHR: Theories and Doctrines / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Theory of Fundamental Rights / Matthias Mahlmann (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

 

Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.

Students in the International Justice Specialization and the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.