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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.



University Master in International Human Rights Protection (M081)

Participating Universities

University of Alcala

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Departamento de Ciencias Jurídicas
Unidad Docente de Derecho Público
Área de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales

Teaching centre(s)

Facultad de Derecho

Year Course Started

2009-2010 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS credits for students matriculated full-time, 30 part-time.

Type of teaching

Classroom-based learning


Spanish and English

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.




Dr. Carlos Jiménez Piernas

Dra. Isabel Garrido Gómez

D. Carlos Villán Durán


Academic coordination :
Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives

Quality coordination :
Dra. Isabel Garrido Gómez

External placement coordination:
Laura Esperanza Aragonés Molina

Academic Committee

Dr. Carlos Jiménez Piemas
Dra. María Isabel Garrido Gómez
Dr. Fernando Lozano Contreras
Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives
José María Flores Patón (PAS)
Un representante de estudiantes


Academic issues:

Dr. Francisco José Pascual Vives
Facultad de Derecho
Tlf.: +34 91 885 43 55
Fax: +34 885 43 14

Administrative issues:

Estudio financiado

Objectives and competences

The goals of this master"s degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competences required to obtain a master"s degree, in accordance with article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competences which must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and of universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Registration deadlines

Number of places for new

Total places available: 40

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master programme.

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Perfil de ingreso
Se recomienda que en el Máster en Protección Internacional de los Derechos Humanos se matriculen esencialmente licenciados o graduados en Derecho y en otras ciencias sociales.

Criterios de admisión
La Comisión Académica del Máster valorará las solicitudes presentadas para cursar el estudio atendiendo al siguiente orden de preferencias:
  • 1. Estudiantes de licenciatura y grado en Derecho.
  • 2. Estudiantes de licenciatura y grado en otras ciencias sociales (ciencias políticas, relaciones internacionales, traducción e interpretación, periodismo, comunicación audiovisual o sociología).
  • 3. Estudiantes que hayan obtenido un grado o licenciatura ajeno a las ciencias sociales, pero que puedan acreditar experiencia práctica en materia de protección internacional de los derechos humanos (estudiantes de enfermería que tengan experiencia de trabajo en una organización dedicada a la protección de los derechos humanos).


(this information must be read in order to matriculate properly)

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations


Collaboration agreements and programmes

Registration and fees


From September to September of the next year


  • Presential classes: from the end of september to december
    Main subjects: from 10 am to 2 pm; Thematic courses: from 4pm to 6pm
  • Professional practices in national and international institutions: from january to september
  • Master"s thesis: from january to september Learn more
  • Venue

    Facultad de Derecho
    Aula 9-B
    C/ Libreros 27
    28801. Alcalá de Henares

    Material resources

    Installations, services and plans
    (Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

    Material resources available to course participants

    Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

    Course implementation

    Quality guarantee system

    Quality committee

    Dr. Carlos Jiménez Piemas
    Dra. María Isabel Garrido Gómez
    Dr. Fernando Lozano Contreras
    Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives
    D. José María Flores Patón (PAS)
    Un representante de estudiantes

    Complaints and Suggestions

    Reconocimientos del Máster

    Work placement of graduates