Uniqueness of the programme
The uniqueness of the master's programme is to unite the international experience, the potential of nine Russian universities, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to learning.
As UN High Commissioner for Human Rights N. Pillay noted in her report in 2012, "human rights departments exist in many Russian higher education institution, including the Moscow State Pedagogical University and the MGIMO University.
The Perm State University and the Academy for Advanced Studies and Professional Retraining of Educators offer courses and seminars on the theory and methodology of teaching human rights in schools, and similar courses are conducted in other regions of the country.
OHCHR supported the establishment of an international master's degree in human rights by a group of Russian universities in 2009 with the support of the Interinstitutional research center at the RUND University.
Upon graduation students are awarded a master's degree confirmed by the state diploma of relevant university and the Certificate of Consortium of universities implementing a joint programme in the field of protection of human rights, signed by the Director of the department for work with representations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and rectors of all universities-member of Consortium.
The basis of the master's programmeis formed by unique disciplines, specially designed and /or adapted for this programme with the support of the Venice Consortium.Development of these disciplines is necessary for work in the field of protection of human rights in various spheres.Courses taught within the framework of the master's programmeare provided with appropriate teaching and methodological materials.Primarily, is developed the programme of the course, then - the textbook, then - the distance course, which includes the recording of video lectures.