Checking date: 07/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Research Paper
Study: Master in Advanced Studies in Human Rights (67)

Coordinating teacher: DORADO PORRAS, JAVIER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 10.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
This subject constitutes the student's first step in research. It allows them to culminate their research training and to confront their Master Thesis. 1. Basic skills: - Apply the knowledge gained and the ability to confront new problems in contexts related to this field of study. - Integrate knowledge and face complexity to formulate assessments form limited information - Communicate conclusions and the reasons that justify them to skilled and non skilled audiences. - Incorporate learning skills to continue the process of learning in an autonomous way. 2. General skills - Use of specialized techniques to handle legal and doctrinal instruments to solve theoretical and practical issues. - Ability to look for, process and analyze relevant information form different sources - Ability to learn, actualize and complete knowledge - Dominate methods and techniques of legal research - Adaptation to new situations with continuous and autonomous learning. - Ability to apply mechanisms to deal with complex legal and social issues related to human rights form a multidisciplinary approach. - Acquisition of attitudes of permanent inquiry, leading to identify and use relevant specialized sources of information. 3. Specific skills - Identify and analyze the economic and social implications in the development of rights and liberties. - Organize and plan the stages of an investigation on human rights in a coherent way. - Justify alternative developments in the theory of human rights
Description of contents: programme
The student has to write a research paper on a human rights subject. The subjects are defined in a way that covers the different aspects in which human rights have been studied.
Learning activities and methodology
The research paper is developed under the supervision of a tutor, who has also to asses the final version. The student will use the skills, methods and knowdledge adquired.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.