About the course

The content of the course is a continuation of the courses Human Rights 1-30 credits and 31-60 credits, organised by Global Political Studies, Malmö University, in terms of multidisciplinary theories and methodologies, as well as project work.

Course content

The course objective is for students to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the field of Human Rights. Students will further develop their ability to identify and critically analyse key problems and issues within the human rights field, which mainly is done by the writing of a bachelor thesis.

Method and analysis (15 credits)

Thesis (15 credits)

The first module (method and analysis) focuses on methods of relevance to the study of human rights, for instance legal method, philosophical argumentation, and social science methods. The module is based in examples of human rights research, such as scientific articles and other material that concerns human rights; these forms of material are discussed in relation to the methodological considerations done. Particular attention is paid to choice of methods, use of methods in collecting and analyzing relevant material and how analysis and conclusions are related to methodological choices.

The second module (thesis) is comprised by the completion of a bachelor thesis, as well as a critical examination of the work of another student, and the defence of ones own thesis in an opposition seminar.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: MR101E-Human Rights I or MR101L-Human Rights I and MR102E-Human Rights II or MR105E-Human Rights II or MR105L-Human Rights II.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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