Master Governance & Human Rights: FAQ

There are many questions you may have regarding the M.A. Governance and Human Rights. On the following website you can find the most frequent ones. If you do not find your questions here, you are welcome to contact us directly.

Organizational

  • Where do the classroom sessions take place?
  • Are there any vacation times during the programme?
  • When do the classroom sessions take place?
  • Is it mandatory to attend the classroom sessions?
  • Do I get a residential permit as a student of the programme?
  • I did only obtain 180 ECTS in my Bachelor’s studies (or 3 years standard period of study), can I study the program?
  • Is there an age limit for the programme?
  • How long does the programme last?
  • What kind of examinations are there?
  • Is there accommodation provided during the classroom session?

Application

  • Who is eligible for the programme?
  • What does it mean to have “English language skills on a sophisticated level”?
  • How does the programme deal with time differences and differing working days?
  • What is the application deadline?
  • How do you apply for the Masters Governance and Human Rights?
  • When will I be notified about admission?
  • What do I have to do after I am admitted to the programme?
  • Do I need to have professional experience for the programme?
  • How does the application process look like?

Curriculum

  • How do the online sessions of the programme take place?
  • What language is the programme in?
  • Why is there a project module?

Finances

  • What kind of fees are there?
  • Is it possible to pay the tuition fees by instalments?
  • Is there an application fee?
  • How can I find scholarships?

Organizational

Where do the classroom sessions take place?

Classes are scheduled on twelve days in a classroom sessions. These “offline sessions” will take place in Lueneburg. Those classes mark the beginning or end of a course which is online the rest of the semester course.

Are there any vacation times during the programme?

Unfortunately, there are no classical semester breaks, however, since this is a professional study programme, we can individually postpone assignments for your vacation time.

When do the classroom sessions take place?

You will have classroom sessions in September.

Is it mandatory to attend the classroom sessions?

The classroom sessions are part of the course structure, where you will recapture your learning progress and outcome during the online classes and will have additional discussion on the classes with your fellow students as well as the lecturer.

Do I get a residential permit as a student of the programme?

Since the classroom sessions are once a year, you do not need a residential permit to get accepted in the programme.

I did only obtain 180 ECTS in my Bachelor’s studies (or 3 years standard period of study), can I study the program?

You need a sum of 300 ECTS to receive your Masters certificate. Some students do not have a total of 300 ECTS when adding the points in their Bachelor's studies and the M.A. Governance and Human Rights. These people need to acquire additional CP. In order to do so, your professional experience can get recognized. For further information about the crediting procedure: https://dev2.leuphana.de/en/professional-school/masters-studies/additional-credits.html. 

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, there is no age limit. The Leuphana Professional School has made very positive experiences with people from different age groups studying together.

How long does the programme last?

The standard period of study is 4 semesters/2 years.

What kind of examinations are there?

In every module, you can register for your oral and written examination in a class of your choice. Both the presentation and the assignment (which can also be a written online test) will be graded equally.

Is there accommodation provided during the classroom session?

There is no accommodation provided for the classroom sessions. In recent years, accommodation was provided, but students chose to use platforms like AirBnB to search for accommodation during the classroom session. In the study guide, there are some recommendations for accommodation during the classroom sessions.

Application

Who is eligible for the programme?

In order to be eligible for the programme, you have to hold a first university degree and have English language skills on a sophisticated level.

What does it mean to have “English language skills on a sophisticated level”?

In order to indicate sophisticated English language skills, you have to achieve at least the following scores in English language tests:

  • TOEFL, IBT min. 80 points, CB min. 213 point, PBT min. 550 points
  • IELTS (Academic version) min. 6.0 points
  • CAE or CPE
  • TOEIC min 750 points

There are additional possibilities to proof sophisticated English language skills available on request, such as

  • Being an English native speaker
  • Having successfully completed university studies of one semester (6 months) entirely in English

How does the programme deal with time differences and differing working days?

Most of your studies can be done during the weekends. However, there are webinars taking place during the week. To adjust to the time differences, we will find suitable times and days using polls.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is May 31st.

How do you apply for the Masters Governance and Human Rights?

To be accepted onto the Masters programme, you must meet the admission requirements and respect the application deadline. You will find all information on the requirements and necessary documents on our Application page.

After the application deadline, the admissions committee will decide whether to admit you to the Masters programme. Successful candidates will be sent the documents they need for enrolment. The Masters programme Governance and Human Rights then starts in September.

When will I be notified about admission?

After the application deadline passed (31 May), you will hear about admission.

What do I have to do after I am admitted to the programme?

After you have been admitted to the programme, you will be sent several documents you need to sign. You will have to accept the study place, pay the semester fee (of approximately 200 €), sign documents like the declaration on the use of Leuphana IT infrastructure, etc. Furthermore, you will be sent preparation materials which give you first insights on the programme.

Do I need to have professional experience for the programme?

Professional experience is a criterion which can be suspended by the admission committee.

How does the application process look like?

You would have to submit your application via the online application tool.

You need to upload the following documents:

  • your first university degree diploma
  • a proof of your sophisticated level of English
  • a proof of one year of professional experience (also voluntary, part-time and experience not related to the field of Governance and Human Rights)

The application deadline is 31 May and you would hear shortly afterwards about admission. The deadline is the same for all students (German, European, international).

Curriculum

How do the online sessions of the programme take place?

You will be introduced to a topic through an online lecture with correspondent literature and further study materials. In the course of the classes you are working on assignments to successfully complete the class. Additional to these, you will meet, learn and discuss with your lecturer via online seminars which are spread over the semester and take place in the evenings.

What language is the programme in?

The Masters progamme is entirely taught in English. Therefore, to be eligible, you need to have sophisticated English language skills.

Why is there a project module?

The students will learn to conceptualize and contribute to social change and acquire the design and communicati­on skills to adapt theoretical approaches to governance and human rights to their professional working environment, e.g. as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainable development policies.

Finances

What kind of fees are there?

The total tuition costs will be 9 900 Euro plus the current term contribution of 200 Euro per term.

Is it possible to pay the tuition fees by instalments?

Yes, it is possible to pay by instalments. These instalments can be monthly, bi-monthly, quarter-annually, semi-annually, annually. For an individually consultation please feel free to approach the study coordinator via phone or e-mail.

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee.

How can I find scholarships?

We have set up a special website about possible scholarships and funding options which are worth researching.

Contact & Advising

Director

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Asteriti
Universitätsallee 1, C4.215b
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.04131.677-2530
alessandra.asteriti@leuphana.de

Coordinator

Jessie Jhon Mateo-Magkilat
Wilschenbrucher Weg 69, P.111
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-7925
gahr@leuphana.de

E-mail contact

Please feel free to contact us via gahr@leuphana.de.