"Being a human rights expert is one of the most fascinating new professions for people with various backgrounds. You need to have an open mind, motivation and empathy, and we provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to work in the challenging world of universal human rights.”

Manfred Nowak, Scientific Director

Short Facts

Academic degree
MA - Master of Arts in Human Rights
4 semesters (full-time)
120 ECTS
EUR 20,600

Please note that the Master programme "Human Rights" will be restructured. If you are interested in the future programme (expected Start: October 2021) contact: humanrights-master@univie.ac.at


Image Video

Last summer a group of students, alumni, artists and the team of the programme came together to create an idea for promoting and celebrating the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights. Eventually the idea took shape in the form of a musical image video. Read more.


Prize awarded to Manfred Nowak

Congratulations to our Scientific Director Manfred Nowak for getting the City of Vienna Prize for Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Law. Read more

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UN Global Study

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes selection of our Scientific Director Manfred Nowak to lead New Global Study on Situation of Children Deprived of Liberty. Read more

Student Activities

The Bridge is an officially registered Vienna-based NGO run by graduate students from the Vienna Human Rights Masters. Find out more about the Bridge, their activities and latest articles. Read more

Graduation and Inauguration Ceremony 2019

Congratulations to our Graduates and we welcome our 8th generation of students. Read more

Kosovo Reports 2019

The one-week Kosovo field trip is one of the most insightful and profound experiences for our students. Read here how our students experienced and reflected on this year’s trip.  

Humanitarian Award to Reina-Marie Loader

We are happy to announce that our graduate, Reina-Marie Loader, was awarded the Humanitarian Award - Outstanding Achievement for her work on the documentary film HORN. Read more

All Human Rights for All - Vol. IV

Our first publication of selected theses class of 2014 is out now. Read more.