Human Rights and Data Science

Reqs: MSc in Human Rights and Data Science (42 credits)

Requirements and credit counts differ for the various Master’s programs at AUP. Please note that all requirements from previous years can be found in our archive catalogs.

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 will be placed on probation. Only two grades of C (or C+) may be counted towards an M.A. degree. Students do not earn credit for grades below C.

All courses carry four credits unless otherwise noted. 

Core courses (24 credits)

Course Number Course Name
CS/LW 5039 Human Rights and Digital Technologies
CS 5060 Data Science I: Methods and Context 
CS 5063 Data Science Industry Practicum (6 credits)
CS 5065 Data Science II: Theory and Practice 
LW 5074 Advanced International Human Rights Law 
IT 5XXX Online IAPP certification course for Privacy Professionals* (2 Credits) 

*This module will guide students through the official IAPP preparation. At the end of the course, students may take the IAPP certification exam

Elective courses (4 credits)

Course Number Course Name
5000 level courses Elective: select among graduate offerings

 

Modules (4 credits)

Course Number Course Name
Select two (2 credits each)  To be selected with advisor

 

Capstone and Internship (10 credits)

End-level completions are either a thesis or internship. 

Course Number Course Name
CS/LW 5098 Capstone Internship (4 credits)
CS//LW 5095 Professional Capstone Thesis (6 credits)

Students with the appropriate background and experience may apply for REPLACING THE CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP WITH A SELECTIVE OXFORD SUMMER LAW PROGRAM (max 2 participants per cohort, EXTRA CHARGES APPLY)

 

RECOMMENDED TIMELINE (FALL ENTRY)

FALL
SPRING
FALL*
CS5060 Data Science I: Methods and Context 
LW5074 Advanced International Human Rights Law
CS5065 Data Science II: Theory and Practice 
CS/LW5039 Human Rights and Digital Technologies
 
Capstone**
1 elective course
Data Industry Practicum
Internship**
2 modules Preparation to IAPP certification: Certified Information Privacy Manager  
16 credits 16 credits 10 credits

*  Special arrangements may be made for earlier graduation at the end of the summer semester

** Students with the appropriate background and experience may apply for replacing the capstone internship with the Oxford Summer Institute (max 2 participants per cohort; extra charges apply)