Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development

Study the Master’s Degree in Human Rights,Interculturality and Development. The Master in Human Rights at the International University of Andalusia aims to provide a comprehensive and contextualized vision of the concept of Human Rights.

  • To understand the challenges posed by technological advances for the status of protection of the rights of individuals.
  • Differentiate the different systems of Human Rights protection in America and Europe.
  • Distinguish the various declarations of rights, both nationally and internationally.
  • To know the jurisprudence of the bodies in charge of the application of Human Rights and the instruments of guarantee.
  • Elaboration of opinions and documents of a legal-procedural nature in proceedings for the protection of human rights.
  • To develop new theories and actorsthat address the field of Human Rights and their relationship with the protection of rights.

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree inHuman Rights, Interculturality and Development of the International University of Andalusia is as follows:


Module 1: Critical Theory of Human Rights (21 ECTS). Critical foundations of human rights. Colloquiums on critical theory. Introduction: traditional theory and critical theory. Pedagogy of human rights within the framework of the social function of knowledge. Methodology in critical theory of human rights. The integrality of human rights. The discourse of rights: the birth of biopolitics. Legal guarantees and social law. Criminal legal guarantees and human rights. Globalization of capital and economic degrowth. Human rights and institutional development. Global order and human rights: the “revolutions” in progress.

Module 2: Bio(socio)diversity and Human Rights (6 ECTS). Feminism and critical theory. Environmental diversity and human rights. Interculturalidad y derechos humanos. Rights of indigenous peoples.

Module 3: Human Rights and Political Alternatives (3 ECTS). Reasons and nonsense of democracy. Delegitimize capitalism and rebuild hope.

Module 4: International Human Rights Law (3 ECTS). Human rights norms and conventions. International law and common heritage of mankind.

Module 5: Human Rights and Institutional Development (6 ECTS). Keys to the current economic system. History and practices of development. Keys to an economy for life. Gender and development.

Module 6: Advanced Seminars in Development Studies (9 ECTS). Framework of citizenship experiences and practices. Marco de experiencias y prácticas ciudadanas. Communication, culture and social intervention.

FINAL THESIS Module 7: Master’s Thesis (12 ECTS credits)

University graduates, with preference given to those with experience in the field of human rights, interculturalism and development.

The student will acquire knowledge of general rightstheory and research methodology, international human rights law,constitutional law andjurisdictional protection of rights and contemporaryrights challenges.

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To this end, it connects with the efforts made in Europe, as well as with the avenues of cooperation that are being developed in Latin America and Africa.

The Master in Human Rightsseeks to establish connections between international human rights law and jurisprudence and the establishment of material and endogenous conditions for economic development in these regions. To this end, he proposes four lines of research to the students, which are as follows:

  • Concept and foundation of Human Rights.
  • Bases for the creation of a new concept of Institutional Development.
  • The interrelationship between rights, development and interculturality.
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Master´s Degree

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