LL.M. in International Human Rights Law

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: February / September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 14,000 / year

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The LL.M. in International Human Rights Law offers students the opportunity to specialize in International Human Rights Law, to facilitate better professional opportunities or to lay the foundation for doctoral study.

  • Graduates of this program will receive an internationally recognized Master of Laws .
  • Students will gain a firm understanding of key principles of human rights law , such as social and economic rights, international children’s rights law, international asylum and immigration law, and international humanitarian law.
  • Students will acquire highly transferable skills and attractive to a wide range of sectors outside the law, including civil or foreign service, or in NGOs. < / span>
  • A strong international focus gives students an advantage key to career time in today’s global legal landscape. < / li>
  • All of our lecturers are academics experienced specialists in their particular field of Human Rights Law.

Career progression

Through the LL.M. In International Human Rights Law, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a solid foundation of critical analysis and presentation skills, and covered a wide range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, including:

  • Promotion for those who already practice law
  • Internal legal functions with international or national human rights organizations
  • Legal advisor in national and international NGOs
  • Legal researcher in the area of ​​international human rights law
  • Doctoral study for an academic career

Program structure

The student will complete six subjects and a thesis. In the first semester the student will complete three compulsory subjects and in the second semester they will choose three elective subjects on human rights.

  • International public law
  • Advanced legal research and writing
  • International and European human rights law

Three electives to choose from:

  • International humanitarian law
  • Economic and social rights
  • International Asylum and Immigration Law
  • International criminal law
  • Gender, sexuality and human rights
  • International law on privacy and data protection
  • Transitional justice and human rights
  • Dissertation

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws or a related discipline (having a 50% legal component in the degree) or equivalent or relevant work experience abroad .
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • English level IELTS 7.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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