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Human Rights and Migration

12 months
11471 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Human Rights and Migration programme at Radboud University  will give you insight in how international and European legal instruments influence the position and mobility of citizens in the EU and how the major international documents and courts protect the rights of individuals.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Human Rights and Migration focuses on issues of freedom of movement and immigration within the EU as well as international human rights law. As a student, you have a range of freedom in designing your own programme, and focusing on the topics you are passionate about.

You can also choose to take part in Moot Court competitions in order to sharpen their skills in a real-life setting.  You will also learn from lecturers who are recognised experts in the field, who have published widely in the field of European free movement of persons, asylum and immigration, European and international law and international human rights.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical, operational, social and political context of legal issues relating to migration and human rights

  • Learn about the European legislation and international human rights treaties that underpin this field

  • Understand the interplay between domestic and European law-making

Career prospects

Graduates of this specialisation are well-qualified to take up positions in law, lobbying or consulting firms anywhere in the world. As the name of the Master’s implies, your area of expertise will be in the legal field of human rights and migration, and specifically where it applies to citizens dealing with the European Union. 

You’ll also have a thorough, general understanding of the internal and external markets of the European Union and the position of Europe in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protection of Human Rights in International Law
  • European Immigration Law
  • EU External Relations Law
  • Advanced Notions of International and European Law 
  • Public International Law Advanced
  • EU External Relations Law
  • European Law Moot Court Competition 
  • International Moot Court Competition
  • European and Comparative Refugee Law
  • Judicial Protection in the EU

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • For September intake: Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed a Bachelor's degree in History (USA = major in History) or BA/MA degrees in related fields like Greek and Latin or Archaeology. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch research university diploma. The Admission Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted.
  • A proficiency in English
  • Motivation letter in English:1. A description of your future plans.2. What you would like to learn and research at Radboud University.3. The specific topics you would like to research. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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