About the course

Course content

The aim of the course is that the students independently acquire knowledge about central concepts in the field of human rights with a focus on issues concerning global justice and the possibilities of securing economic and social rights in all countries.

The course’s central themes concern the global division of resources together with the institutional framework and how these affect the state capacities of countries, as well as the possible moral and political responsibility that affluent countries or their citizens might have in relation to the non-affluent – whether there is any such responsibility and what form it might take. The course covers different positions within the contemporary discussion about these issues.

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

Admission to the course requires a minimum of 60 approved credits with a certain progression in one of the following Major Subjects: History with a Focus on European Studies, Human Rights, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, International Relations or Peace and Conflict Studies.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

Malmö 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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