Human Rights Interdisciplinary


Human Rights Interdisciplinary

Start: September
  • Behaviour and Society

Would you like 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 would like to expand your skills and knowledge about Human Rights, in a vibrant, international environment, then this is the perfect exchange programme for you!

About this minor

This exchange programme is a 30 ECTS English-taught course at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. It offers the opportunity to shape and apply your education around the central project Human Rights in Practice (20 ECTS). It allows to pursue your personal interests within this field: you can explore those issues and cases that are genuinely compelling to you. Together with fellow students, you will try to make an actual impact with your outcomes. 

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

Main Learning Outcomes 

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

  • Discuss, explore and question the concept of 'human rights'; 
  • Distinguish and consider several applications of the human rights concept in theory, law and practice; 
  • Apply key elements of positive Psychology, Solution Focused Counselling and 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

    Course content                                             

  • Project Human Rights in Practice   
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Intercultural Communication & Solution Focused Counselling
  • Positive psychology
  • Ethical dilemmas in Human Right 

Tuition fees  

There are NO fees for exchange students from partner universities.


Hanze UAS does not offer on-campus accommodation. For more information check and If you have any questions or are experiencing problems, please contact [email protected].   

Pick up service  

We offer a complimentary airport pick up service

Before you can start

Admission requirements 

  • You are a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student (Bachelor level). 
  • No specific knowledge or background is required. 
  • Exchange students are not required to submit proof of their English proficiency. Partner institutions are expected to select students who have a good standard of English (minimum of B2) 

Nomination period 

15 March - 15 May  

How to apply  

Students need to apply online in Osiris and upload the required documents. Check for the application details


30 students maximum

Welcome Day 

At the start of the first semester we organise a Welcome Day for all new international students. On this day students will receive information about important practical matters. Accepted students will receive an invitation by e-mail. For students with a non-European nationality we also organise a Registration Session for immigration purposes. Both days are not mandatory, but are highly recommended! 


The programme is subject to cancellation if the minimum number of registered students has not been achieved. 

Admission & application

Please check with your home university whether there is an agreement set up with the Hanze School that is offering the exchange programme of your choice. To apply for and be admitted for our exchange programme you should take the following steps

  • 1. Be nominated by your home university

    Once you have been nominated, your nomination will be checked by us and confirmed to your home university by email. You will receive your application link during our application period.

  • 2. Submit your online application

    Once you have been nominated by your home university you will receive a personal application link and the application instructions during our application period. The application is fully digital and documents do not have to be send by email or postal mail. Make sure you do not miss our application deadline!

  • 3. Letter of Acceptance

    Once you have submitted your application we will check your documents. If you have to re-submit any documents, we will let you know. We will be sending out Acceptance Letters from the beginning of May when you start in September and from the middle of October when you start in February.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fields of interest

  • Behaviour and Society
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