Master Degree in Human Rights

Master Degree in Human Rights

1 year

Master Degree in Human Rights is an interdisciplinary academic program. It focuses on the human right at both national and international level. This program is introduced to produce educated and skilled manpower with an in-depth understanding of human rights in Nepal. The program gives emphasis on human right research methodology, discussion, presentation skills and writing skills along with practical training in the major disciplines of human rights.

The one year long MA in Human Right program offered by the Purbanchal University gives a basic knowledge in the central human rights institutions, practices and process. The program covers a large range of human right issues and gives equal emphasis on both theoretical and practical aspects of subject matters. While studying this program, students need to undertake subjects, such as Gender and Disadvantaged Groups, Civil and Political Right, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Human Rights Standards and Enforcement Mechanism and should perform field research and prepare a thesis.

Kathmandu School of Law is the only academic institution affiliated with Purbanchal University that is offering Master of Arts in Human Right program in Nepal. It is located in Dadhikot, Bhaktapur.


  • To produce academically sound graduates who can contribute in the arena of human right and provide students with an understanding of fundamental concepts, theories and history of human right embedded in both Western and Eastern culture


Admission Criteria

A Bachelors degree with a major in human rights or other relevant major in the humanities, social sciences, law, or the equivalent recognized by Purbanchal University.

Job Prospects

This degree prepares grads for careers such as researchers, teachers and advocates of social justice and human rights. They can find employment opportunities in both government departments and private organizations, like community development organizations, economic development agencies and international relief agencies.

Graduates of this degree can pursue his/her career as:

  • Human rights monitor
  • Health care professional
  • Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Financial analyst
  • Educator
  • Grant writer
  • Media specialist
  • Community organizer
  • Development associate
  • Project coordinator
  • Executive director
  • Senior program director
  • Legal counsel