European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), Master 1 subject

  • Which mechanisms, institutions and standards for the protection of human rights exist worldwide?
  • In which contexts have human rights been developed and which philosophical, religious and historical considerations underpin them?
  • How can democratic systems be established and how can they be protected from breaking down?
  • How can humans be kept safe in wars and in conflict regions?
  • How are globalisation, development processes and human rights interlinked?


Master of Arts
Winter semester
2 semesters
Classroom language
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
it is organised jointly by 41 European universities and, consequently, offers the opportunity to study the European idea.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Humanitarian law
  • Democracy research
  • Peace and conflict research
  • International relations
  • International political economics
  • Global Governance
  • International criminal law
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,
  • a passion for protecting humans, human rights and democracy
  • interdisciplinary work in a highly international context

struggles though:
  • legal, social, historical and philosophical texts
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Social studies
  • Law
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • International organisations
  • NGOs
  • Think tanks and research institutes
  • (Political) foundations
And else?
Studying abroad ... is mandatory. It is done from the 2nd semester.
Duration: 1 semester
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Human Rights and Democratisation
Building, Room: Bochumer Fenster, Raum 4.25
Website academic advisory office