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


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.