Human Rights Interdisciplinary

​Do you want 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 want to expand your skills and knowledge about Human Rights, and if you want to do so in a vibrant, international environment, then this is the perfect exchange programme for you!

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

The course is designed in accordance with the many different issues and areas in which Human Rights matters are currently at stake. Therefore you will learn to recognize 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:

  1. Discuss, explore and question the concept of 'human rights';
  2. Distinguish and consider several applications of the human rights concept in theory, law and practice;
  3. Apply key elements of positive Psychology, Solution Focused Counselling and Intercultural Communication to interdisciplinary teamwork plus a variety of target groups;
  4. 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                                   ECTS

Project Human Rights in Practice                                                                    20
      Ethical dilemmas in Human Rights                                                             
      Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Intercultural Communication & Solution Focused Counselling                        5

Positive psychology A + B                                                                                5

ECTS Course Catalogue

ECTS Course Catalogue

Practical information

ProgrammeHuman Rights Interdisciplinary (HRI)
LocationHanze University of Applied Sciences
School of Social Studies
Groningen, the Netherlands 
Language of instructionEnglish

Once a year in September
Semester 1 (calendar weeks 36 to 51 2021) 

Nomination period
15 March - 15 May 2021
30 European Credits (ECTS). Go to for more information on the grading system.
Tuition feesThere are NO fees for exchange students from partner universities. In case you have any questions, please contact Jelco Caro.
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)
Capacity30 students maximum
How to applyStudents need to apply online in Osiris and upload the required documents. Check for the application details.
Welcome Day

At the start of each 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!

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

Pick up service 
​We offer a complimentary airport pick up service.
DisclaimerThe programme is subject to cancellation if the minimum number of registered students has not been achieved.

Returning to 100% presence-based courses during the fall semester 2021/2022 is highly unlikely. Instead, we expect the fall semester 2021/2022 to consist of a mixture of both online and presence-based courses. Short-notice changes to fully online-based courses may be necessary, depending on the current pandemic situation.


For more informatie please contact the programme coordinator Jelco Caro


Tel: (+)31-(0)50 595 3031 or 595 3361

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