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Human Rights Interdisciplinary

Do you want to know all about Human Rights, and how they are applied in modern society? Without a doubt Human Rights are essential to a wide range of professions and organisations. If you want to expand your skills and knowledge about Human Rights, then this is the perfect exchange program for you!

This exchange program is a 30 ECTS English taught course at Hanze University Groningen. It offers the opportunity to shape and apply your education around the central project Human Rights in Practice (20 ECTS) in which you can pursue your personal interests: explore those issues and cases that are genuinely compelling to you. Delve into it together with fellow students and try to make an actual impact with your outcomes.

The course is designed in accordance with the many different issues and areas in which Human Rights matters are currently at stake. Therefore you will learn to recognize how Human Rights are closely connected to professional practices such as Social Work an International Law.


Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Discuss, explore and question the concept of ‘human rights’;
  2. Distinguish and consider several applications of the human rights concept in theory, law and practice;
  3. Apply key elements of:
  • Positive Psychology;
  • Solution Focused Counselling;
  • Intercultural Communication to interdisciplinary teamwork plus a variety of target groups;
  • Conduct research by means of 'Open Source Intelligence' (OSINT)

The HRI modules are offered to mixed groups of international and Dutch students from a broad range of study programs in order to facilitate cross-national and cross-disciplinary approaches throughout the course.


  • You are a second-, third- or fourth-year student (Bachelor level)
  • No specific knowledge or background is required
  • Students are not required to submit proof of their English proficiency. However, we expect students to have a good standard of English (minimum of B2).


We work with multi-level assessments: self-assessment, peer-assessment and coach-assessment. These assessments are based on the level of complexity, self-reliance and self-efficacy.


Course content
Project Human Rights in Practice - 20 ECTS
- Ethical dilemmas in Human Rights
- Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Intercultural Communication & Solution Focused Counselling - 5 ECTS

Positive psychology - 5 ECTS