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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.


Official Studies


Master's Degree in International Protection of Human Rights (M081)

Information leaflet

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

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

Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

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




Dra. Isabel Garrido Gómez

Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives



Academic Coordination:
Dra. Laura Aragonés Molina

Academic and External Placement coordination:
Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives

Quality coordination :
Dra. Isabel Garrido Gómez


Academic Committee

Dr. Carlos Jiménez Piernas

Dra. María Isabel Garrido Gómez

Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives

Dra. Laura Esperanza Aragonés Molina

Dr. José Fernando Lozano Contreras

Dña. M. Adela Saíz Rodriguez  (PAS)

Un representante de estudiantes


Academic issues:

Dra. Laura Aragonés Molina
Facultad de Derecho
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Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

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 competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

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

Number of places for new students

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



Fees: 1st matriculation: nationals and residents:4.025 €; non-EU non-residents: 6.020 € second year (approximate information).


Beginning of classes:  September 2024

Course 2024-25

The period of face-to-face classes will take place from September to February (The exam date will take place from January to February) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alcalá. Classes will be held intensively in the  afternoons. At the beginning of the course, students will receive a detailed schedule of the period of face-to-face classes.


  • Presential classes: from the end of september to february (exams from january to february)
  • From Monday to Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Professional practices in national and international institutions: from january to september
  • Master"s thesis: from january to september Learn more


Facultad de Derecho
Aula 21
C/ Libreros 27
28801. Alcalá de Henares

Material resources

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



External Practicums

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Dr. Carlos Jiménez Piernas

Dra. María Isabel Garrido Gómez

Dr. Francisco Pascual Vives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Dra. Laura Esperanza Aragonés Molina

Dr. Fernando Lozano Contreras                                                                                                                                                                                   

Dña M. Adela Saiz Rodriguez (PAS)

Un representante de estudiantes

Complaints and Suggestions