LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Germany

18 months Blended 0 / 0 LLM

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. 

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About the university

At the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), research and teaching are of the same fundamental importance. In accordance with the Humboldtian idea of the university, the quality of research and teaching is considered to be interdependent.

About the location

Viadrina European University is a university located at Frankfurt in Brandenburg, For more than three hundred years, from 1506 to 1811, Frankfurt (Oder) was the home of the first public university of the prinicipality of Brandenburg. Key figures in the creation of this first university were Prince Elector Joachim I as well as his councillor Eitelwolf vom Stein and the Bishop of Lebus Dietrich von Bülow.