Human Rights Law

Human Rights programs offered by Domuni


Accompanied distance learning

The department of Law belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences and offers you a complete and thorough study around the theme of human rights by distance learning.

The pedagogical team that oversees the students is composed of teacher-researchers, committed lawyers, legal professionals, as well as university professors.

Domuni University encourages interaction with students. The courses combine an emphasis on theoretical input and practical case studies. Students also follow seminars which promote reading of reference material. The varied backgrounds of participants ensure the diversity of thought around the question of human rights. This offers the occasion to learn and to exchange ideas.

There is a focus on research action as well as on legal updates through various interactive forums where the dynamic pedagogical team challenges students, just like in a conventional classroom.

This distance training allows you to work at your own rhythm, while being supported by the pedagogical team.

The Master’s is completed over two academic years, except for the complementary Master’s which lasts one academic year. The study period can be spread out according to professional responsibilities or family commitments of each student.


How do the programmes work?

The study of human rights is not only carried out from a legal point of view, which is why the programmes offered by Domuni form part of an interdisciplinary perspective.

The objective is for students to gain knowledge as much from a legal viewpoint – international law, fundamental rights, individual rights, environmental law, public law, legal research, study of conflicts, etc. -  as from a humanities viewpoint – history of law, politics, theology, philosophy, international relations, sociology, post-conflict situations, etc.

The programmes offered are organised as follows:

Master 1 (hold a Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Laws or equivalent)
  • 1 year (can be spread out)
  • 60 ECTS
  • 7 courses to choose
  • 2 seminars
  • 1 project – either research for a Master 2 thesis; or an internship


Master 2
  • 1 year (can be spread out)
  • 60 ECTS
  • 4 courses
  • 1 seminar
  • 1 thesis with an oral defence or 1 internship report


Complementary Master’s
  • 1 year (can be spread out)
  • 60 ECTS
  • 4 courses
  • 1 seminar
  • 1 thesis with an oral defence or 1 internship report


At the end of the Master 2 or the complementary Master’s, students are invited to choose  either the writing of a thesis with an oral defence (research path), or an internship with the writing of a report (professional path).

Whatever your project or professional objectives, the programmes offered by Domuni allow you to acquire strong knowledge around the theme of Human Rights. You will therefore find it easy to become professionally integrated, whether it be in a legal profession, or in other careers related to law or international relations.


The courses

  • Master’s (two years, or can be spread out) Human Rights represents 120 ECTS.
  • Complementary Master’s (one year or can be spread out) Human Rights represents 60 ECTS
  • An Individual Course represents 3 ECTS.


The courses are given in French and in English. Students are free to choose and can build a bilingual course if they wish. This means that students are able to create a customised programme according to their interests.

Please note that certain courses are obligatory depending on the initial training of each student (for example: a methodology module, specific to legal sciences has been created to enable future students to familiarise themselves with the subject).

Various course formats are offered:

  • Classic reading course
  • Course in the form of scientific readings and practical cases
  • Interactive seminars

All courses have their own discussion forum which represents a classroom. The students are invited to ask their questions related to the subject matter, the form, etc. through this platform. With a focus on being interactive, professors will question students on topics of current interest, and stimulate reflection on the course itself.


Who are these course aimed at?

The different options offered are aimed at anyone interested in following training in human rights and who already holds a Bachelor’s degree in the same field, or a Master’s in another discipline. Whether you are in research, already a legal professional, taking up studies again, or simply passionate about the topic of human rights on an international scale, this training will satisfy your thirst for knowledge.

Students interested in these studies can fill in an application form through this link.


Equivalence and flexibility

The programmes offered are specifically adapted for students wishing to take up studies again; compatible with another activity, with responsibilities or professional or family obligations, for those who have a passion for human rights.

Qualification equivalence can be granted, in accordance with the Bologna Agreement between European universities, taking prior studies and professional experience of the future student into account.


For more information

If you would like more information about the programmes offered, consult our Master in Human Rights page here.