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Key information
University Åbo Akademi University
Country Finland
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 24 months
Tuition fee 10000
Application deadline(s) January 19, 2024
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Designed to prepare students for successful and challenging careers in international organizations, non-governmental organizations, legal practice, or public administration, this master program provides an in-depth understanding and knowledge of international and human rights law. The curriculum of the program is structured around courses dealing with the structure of the legal procedures governing states and organizations, as well the protection of the individual rights in a complex international environment.

The courses and seminars are offered to small and medium size groups consisted of 15 to 30 students, and designed to offer a broad range of teaching methods, as well as to provide an encouraging and supportive learning environment through close student-teacher interaction. Students are offered a chance to define and profile themselves in a variety of specialization areas such as international human rights law, migration and refugee law, international law and conflicts, and general international law. Upon completion of the program, students are equipped with expert knowledge and advanced research skills. Most often graduates of this master program find employment and build their careers in international organizations, public institution, international and national non-governmental organizations, legal institutions, academia, as well as in some area of the private sector.

Admission requirements

  • A nationally recognized bachelor’s degree or equivalent to at least 180 ECTS or to three years of full-time study from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A proof of proficiency in English
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline related to international law and human rights