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Conflict Studies and Human Rights - MA

Utrecht University Humanities

Full time September MA 1 year full time

About the course

Judged best in the field

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2017 ranked Utrecht University’s Conflict Studies and Human Rights programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

In this year's Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated Conflict Studies as the best programme.


Conflict Studies and Human Rights: Theoretical analysis and grounded research

Why has ’nationalist’ violence erupted in Ukraine? Will cities become the war zones of the future? How is the term ‘human rights’ used and abused in times of violent conflict? What role did social media play in the rise and subsequent collapse of the Arab Spring? What are the ethical and political issues associated with the use of drones in zones of

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Entry Requirements

A relevant Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, law, and/or one of the social sciences; Knowledge of Conflict Studies and Human Rights, to be demonstrated by at least 30 EC in coursework; The ability to present, in your letter of motivation, a feasible and relevant preliminary research idea for your Master’s thesis; Excellent scholarly abilities; Demonstrable practical or professional experience with work or research in conflict zones is an advantage to a prospective applicant; A good knowledge of English. See more on View Website


Dutch and other EU/EEA students 2019-2020: € 2,083
Non-EU/EEA students 2019-2020: € 16,600
more information and exceptions on Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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