The 2014 programme starts in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to the UK. Students spend the first term of the second year in Norway before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. From 2015 the programme will start in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to Spain. Students will then spend the first term of the second year in the UK before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. The programme requires successful completion of 120 ECTS (UK equivalent is 240 credits at master's level). The final award is a multiple degree between all institutions with an aim for a joint degree from 2015 entry onwards.
To prepare students to:
- Work professionally and effectively with the protection, promotion and implementation of human rights in a changing global context.
- Take up careers in human rights work in different sectors within civil society organisations, governments, the public sector and business.
- Develop analytical skills and expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts, organisations, policy-making and practice.
- Evaluate and apply these skills to different cases and environment.
- Develop human rights-based policies, programmes and projects with professionalism.