Why study Human Rights at Hertie?

Studying Human Rights at the Hertie School will give you an in-depth substantive and analytical understanding of today’s global public policy challenges, with a focus on human rights and international law. Our curriculum combines theoretical frameworks and the practical challenges of human rights law and governance. This approach provides you with a deep understanding of the nuances and dynamics of human rights issues in the 21st century.

The school's location in Berlin, a city with a profound historical significance and at the forefront of contemporary human rights issues, enriches the learning experience. You will get exposure to real-world policy-making and have opportunities to network with leading professionals in the field. After graduation you will be prepared for careers in national governments, international organisations, the voluntary sector, think tanks, academia and advocacy.


To which Master's programme should you apply?

If you want to focus your studies in Human Rights you should apply to our Master of International Affairs (MIA) and, once you start your studies, choose the Human Rights & Global Governace concentration. Here's an overview of the programme and the concentration:

Get to know the Human Rights & Global Governance track

Hear from Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights, about the Human Rights & Global Governance track.

Your go-to place during your studies: The Centre for Fundamental Rights

Meet some of your instructors