About the course

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the field of Human Rights from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will also acquire an ability to analyse central questions and problems within the field in an independent and critical manner.

The course consists of three modules:

1. Contemporary Human Rights Issues (15 credits)

The module will deal with contemporary issues and central questions within the field of human rights. The first part of the module addresses the drafting and establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Besides the process itself, it addresses central human rights issues arising from the establishment of the declaration. The second part of the module will continue with tracing the central human rights issues originating from the establishment of the Universal Declaration in contemporary human rights debates.

2. Method (7,5 credits)

The module covers primary methods and methodological issues of relevance for the study of human rights.

3. Project work (7,5 credits)

The module consists of a project work including a presentation, defence and evaluation of project works.

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

Human Rights I (at least 27,5 credits from MR110L or MR101L, or equivalent)


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

The UniverMalmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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