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The Master’s Degree in Human Rights examines the history of rights, their basis in teaching, the way they influence law and their growing presence on the international scene.

The focus and methodology of the degree program make it of particular interest for those who are involved in or who wish to become involved in research and teaching in law and other legal disciplines, and for those interested in legal practice in national and international organizations specializing in the subject.


  • Official name of the degree program: Master’s Degree in Human Rights.

  • Subject Area: Social Sciences and Law.

  • School: Law.

  • Orientation: research and professional practice.

  • Number of places available: 20.

  • ECTS credits: 60.

  • Languages: Spanish and English.

  • Duration: 10 months.

  • Research Methodology.

  • Director: Prof. Ángel J. Gómez Montoro.

  • Nombre oficial del título: Máster universitario en Derechos Humanos.

  • Rama de Conocimiento: Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas.

  • Facultad: Derecho.

  • Orientación: Investigación.

  • Número de plazas ofertadas: 20.

  • Créditos ECTS: 60.

  • Idiomas: castellano e inglés.

  • Duración: 12 meses.

  • Modalidad: Presencial.

  • Director: Prof. Juan Cianciardo.

  • Secretario Académico: Prof. Juan Carlos Hernández.

Studying the Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the University of Navarra

  • Personalized supervision: at the beginning of the academic year, all students are assigned a tutor, who will personalize their learning and research process.

  • Research-based approach: students study legal research methodology with an interdisciplinary group of professors, in addition to learning how to draft legal documents and have them published in the best specialized journals in Spanish and English.

  • A culture of research: the University of Navarra is a standard-bearer in human rights research, publishing and education, a legacy that will doubtless benefit students pursuing the Master’s Degree in Human Rights.

  • Teaching methodology: in the specifically methodological modules and other subjects, classes are based on active participation by students, which enables them to acquire the necessary tools to present and defend arguments orally and in writing.

  • Interdisciplinarity: the interdisciplinary faculty ensures that the program appeals to students with a wide range of backgrounds, including students interested in legal philosophy and international and constitutional law, as well as future researchers and teachers in other branches of law.

  • International: students will benefit from an international faculty, certain subjects taught in English and the chance to carry out their Master’s Thesis Projects at universities abroad, as required by the topic.

  • Professional practice: students also have the chance to pursue a career at organizations dedicated to human and fundamental rights.

  • Experience: the University of Navarra has been teaching master’s degree programs for more than 50 years, in Spain and abroad, and is recognized for the quality of its teaching and job placement services.

Official degrees such as the Master’s Degree in Human Rights have been verified by the Council of Universities and have undergone the monitoring and accreditation processes laid down by the law. As part of these processes, the degree program report, a document that includes all information relating to its planning, is assessed and approved.

The report on this degree program has been approved.

Master's Degree Competences

Publication in the Official State Bulletin

RInclusion of the curriculum in the Register of Universities, Schools and Degrees (RUCT)

Current's Master Degree Program Report

Verification decision from the Council of Universities

Final Report of assessment for verification


The degree’s quality assurance is carried out through the Internal Quality Control Standards (SGIC). The aim of the SGIC processes is to monitor degree programs in order to guarantee their continuous improvement and ensure that students acquire the skills and competences defined in the degree program they are undertaking.

The Quality Assurance Committee of the Center is responsible for coordinating and undertaking the monitoring of each process. It is made up of one or two representatives from the Center’s Board of Management, a representative from the Quality and Accreditation Assessment Committee, teaching staff, students and teaching support staff members. The Quality Assurance Committee meets at least three times each academic year.

The results of the different processes each academic year are included and analyzed in the Results Analysis Report. This document is prepared after the end of each academic year and includes proposals for improving the degree program, the expected time frame for carrying these out and the people responsible for implementing and monitoring them.

Curso Tasa de rendimiento Tasa de éxito Tasa de evaluación


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Tasa de Rendimiento: Relación porcentual entre el número de créditos aprobados por los estudiantes matriculados en un curso académico y el número total de créditos matriculados en dicho curso académico 
Tasa de Éxito: Relación porcentual entre el número de créditos aprobados por los estudiantes matriculados en un curso y el número total de créditos presentados a examen en dicho curso académico 
Tasa de Evaluación: Relación porcentual entre el número de créditos presentados a examen por los estudiantes en un curso académico y el número total de créditos matriculados en dicho curso académico

Contact information

Carmen Luco
Master Programs Coordinator

Information Request General contact:
School of Law
31009 Pamplona

+34 948 42 56 00 Ext. 850016


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