Europa-Universität Viadrina, Germany
The Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt, Germany, offers a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for students wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of humanitarian law and how it relates to security, armed conflict, peace-keeping, anti-terrorism efforts and international politics.
Taught over 3 semesters, the International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law program has a hybrid format with students spending only 8 weeks at the university’s campus in Frankfurt during the first and second semesters. The remainder of the work is distance education. Students are strongly encouraged to complete internships as a part of the off-campus portion of the program. Funding is available from the German Academic Exchange Service to help cover some of the cost with scholarships generally being based on merit and financial need.
In order to qualify for admission to the International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law program, students must hold a degree in law or a related field. Classes are taught in English, and non-native speakers will be asked to submit test scores to show their fluency. Students who cannot commit to the full 1.5-year course of study can complete a shorter diploma or certificate in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
About the university
Viadrina European University is a university located at Frankfurt in Brandenburg, Germany. It is also known as the University of Frankfurt. The city is on the Oder River, which marks the border between Germany and Poland.
About the location
Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that’s home to the European Central Bank. It’s the birthplace of famed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum.