Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights()
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Institutions Offering Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights

  •  National University of Ireland, Galway  
    Course Outline:
    The programme explores the human rights legal framework, along with the philosophical basis and historical development of human rights. It provides students with both theoretical and practical understanding of how the human rights system works at international, regional and national level.
    The programme covers the role of different actors in the promotion and protection of human Rights, including the human rights work undertaken by the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Regional and National systems.

    Year 1:
    First Year modules provide an introduction to human rights and analyze the philosophical basis and historical development of human rights. During the first year students become acquainted with the normative foundations of International Human Rights and the various international human rights mechanisms of promotion.

    Year 2:
    In the second year, students undertake the study of the regional human rights systems, structures and instruments, including the Inter-American, the European, the African and Asian Systems of Human Rights. Other modules will have more thematic approach providing students with knowledge and understanding of some contemporary human rights issues such as migrants and refugees rights, LGBTIQ+ rights and women’s rights.

    Year 3:
    In the first semester, students have a number of optional modules from which they can chose, including, EU Law, Criminal Law Administrative Law, Health Law and Policy, Irish Legal Systems, Constitutional Law and Legal Methods and Research.
    In the second semester, students will have the opportunity to either undertake work placement with a human rights organization, study abroad or undertake an Applied Human Rights Project.

    Year 4:
    Students will complete their studies in their two core degree subjects and may, if suitable, incorporate the specialist skills and knowledge they have gained in human rights over the previous three years in their final year projects

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