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The Master's Degree in Human Rights consists of 60 ECTS credit divided into 4 modules and lasts one academic year and is face-to-face.
It is mandatory.
The goal of this module is to provide student with the tools that will enable them to carry out research in the field of legal sciences.
This module focuses on the transmission of skills, so it combines the teaching of theoretical content with a primarily practical approach . The student will be confronted with frequent exercises in the use of rhetorical and research techniques (invention, argumentation and structure, elocution, presentation) with the financial aid and guidance of lecturers and tutors.
Two subjects are included that will train in scientific argumentation, composition of the scientific-legal speech and instrumental techniques, rhetorical persuasion in the sources of law and research in legal matters. Of the 15 ECTS credit, 2 will be taught in English.
subject 1st: METHODOLOGY AND PRAXIS OF research (9 ECTS credit)
subject 2ND: TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF LEGAL RESEARCH (6 ECTS credit)
It consists of two compulsory subjects.
This module studies the contemporary discussion on the foundations of rights, the history of human rights and the contribution of various legal traditions, supranational systems of protection, the formation and concept of fundamental rights, the right to equality and positive action, and the welfare state and social rights. Of the 18 ECTS credit modules, 2 will be taught in English.
subject 1stPHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS AND HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (9 ECTS credit)
- The contemporary discussion on the foundations of rights
- Fundamental rights and legal traditions
- Supranational protection systems
subject 2ND: DOGMATICS OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (9 ECTS credit)
It can be taken with a flexible organisation of the subjects, allowing the student to choose indistinctly from an annual list offered by the School.
The subjects will incorporate content such as: fundamental rights and their systems of protection and the ius puniendi of the State; fundamental rights in the field of labour relations; the environment, sustainability and the rights of future generations; fundamental rights and economic freedoms; fundamental rights in special situations: foreigners and situations of disability; religious freedom in a multicultural society; human rights and family law; and human rights, peace and development.
A minimum of 18 credits of optional subjects will be offered each year, so that student can choose from among those offered those that they consider most appropriate for their training and future professional career development .
Students must choose 12 ECTS credit from among all the subjects offered. Some of them will be offered in English.
subject 1st: ELECTIVES (12 ECTS credit)
It consists of a single subject of 15 ECTS credit. It consists of the writing and oral defence of an original and unpublished work related to the content of the master's degree Study program .
It can be done in Spanish or English, as long as it is justified by its subject matter and it is previously agreed and authorised by the Management of Master's Degree.
There is a voluntary possibility for students to carry out part of the final dissertation module in a foreign institution.
The work will be assessed by an examining board, made up of three Professor-Doctors from School of Law, or from other Schools, if the subject matter and nature of the work makes this advisable.
Why study: methodology
Due to the research nature of this Master's degree, the teaching methods used differ from those of other professionally-oriented programmes, such as the Master's degree in Law at business or the Master's degree in Tax Consultancy.
The different methods, as well as the resources made available to the student, are characterised as the most appropriate in the field of research training.
On a day-to-day basis, students will have lectures, individual and group work at group, personal interviews with the lecturer, exams to verify the skills acquired, and in the final stretch of the course they will face a Master's final project, which may be carried out in a foreign centre, as well as its oral defence before a court.
The opportunity to work "side by side" with a personal tutor is, without a doubt, one of the differential elements of the Master. The tutor is a professor of the programme, who will supervise the student's learning throughout the course, helping in the writing of the different works to be done throughout the course, advising, resolving doubts, minimising in final the concerns of those who dedicate themselves to research, and thus better directing their efforts.
Personal counselling ensures Degree learning and more satisfactory results.
The University of Navarra has several libraries in various buildings at campus, providing all users with a wide range of services adapted to the needs of students and researchers.
The Library Services of Humanities has one of the most relevant legal collections at university level in Spain, which includes books, specialised journals and advanced electronic resources.