Degrees

International Human Rights Law

Degree type Master
Academic title L.L.M. Master of Laws
Location Sweden
Methodology on campus
Commitment Full time
Duration 24 months
Tuition fee EEA: 0 / International: 13117 €
Deadline 15. January 2018
Language English

Description

For a quarter of a century, the Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law has been a cooperative venture of the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This makes your education unique: no other LL.M programme offers the joint resources of a prestigious law school and an implementation-oriented human rights institution. And, we believe, no other LL.M programme has become so well-established with employers in the human rights area. We aim to train your contextual awareness, scholarly approach, analytic clarity and practical skills alike. Both the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the RWI are well respected educational actors and our graduates benefit from the fact that the Master´s programme at Lund is held in high esteem worldwide. The programme staff has been selected to ensure the highest scholarly standards in research and training. We also regularly host distinguished guest professors and visiting speakers from practice and academia, including judges at international courts or tribunals, diplomats and scholars. Past guest speakers have included the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and the Nobel peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.

The Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law in Lund was one of the first LLM programmes established specifically to provide for the academic mastery of an increasingly complex area: the international law of human rights.

Course Syllabus

This programme leads to a Masters of Laws in International Human Rights Law (LL.M).

COMPULSORY COURSES (AND NUMBER OF CREDITS, IN TOTAL 97.5):

International Law (15),

International Human Rights Law I (15),

International Human Rights Law II (15),

Humanitarian Law (7.5),

Procedural Law of Human Rights (15).

ELECTIVE COURSES : In total 22.5 credits.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

at least a 3-year Bachelor degree in law (LL.B or equivalent). English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

based on grades on previous courses, letter of intent, and 2 letters of recommendation.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under “Entry requirements”). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master’s studies or Bachelor’s studies in Sweden.

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.