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Human Rights, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) ,
The LL.M. programme in Public International Law with programme option human rights addresses the relationship between individual and groups (minorities, indigenous people) vis à vis the State.

About

Students will examine the structure and output of human rights institutions (courts, committees, etc.) at international (UN) and regional levels (EU, OAU, OAS). In particular, they will review cases addressing freedom of expression, the right to self-determination, freedom from torture, etc.

They will be challanged to consider the emergence of Non-State Actors both as protectors and violators of human rights, the impact of counter-terrorism upon human rights, and the interrelationship of socio-economic rights and civil and political rights. In addition, students will be able to explore the evolution of women's human rights and refugee protection.

The master's programme in Human Rights is a 1 1/2-year programme that provides an opportunity for studies of the basic rules of international public law. In addition, the programme gives them the opportunity to focus their studies on areas of particular interest through classes, seminars, and the writing of a master’s thesis. Three courses are mandatory, and students choose one elective course from a list of available courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public International Law
  • Human rights in international and national law
  • Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy in International Law
  • Business and Human Rights

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Scan of non-Norwegian passport or ID card        
  • Documentation of English language proficiency        
  • Documentation of completed upper secondary education        
  • Final bachelor's degree diploma(s)/certificate(s)        
  • Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree        
  • Degree/ relevant courses to be completed - Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway
  • Final degree diploma and transcript of records        
  • Documentation of financing (if applicable)        

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oslo

  • 11682 - 19230 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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