International Human Rights Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
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Can a church be attacked if a sniper hid in the tower during an armed conflict? Having the Polish nationality, being tortured in a Thai prison, what rights do you have? Can you invoke them and how? If you want to know the answer to these questions, then the International Human Rights Law programme from University of Groningen may be right for you!

About

Human rights are of all times and places, they are just not recognized everywhere, nor interpreted the same in all countries. There are several human rights systems in place and, in some cases, it can leave victims and their lawyers in a situation where they have to choose which forum to go to or which system to choose to seek their justice.

In the International Human Rights Law programme from University of Groningen, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields of (international) law. You will learn about the different systems and how human rights are interpreted within these systems and in different countries.

Job prospects

A (legal) career in doing human rights assignments in governmental institutions and ministries, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, internationally operating enterprises and academic institutions.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Students will have to participate in four compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this programme plus two optional compulsory courses. Like all masters, this programme is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.

Courses

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Institutional Law
  • Seminar Human Rights
  • International Criminal Tribunals and Courts
  • International Health Law
  • International Humanitarian Law (optional)
  • Refugee and Asylum Law (optional)
  • Master's thesis
  • European Human Rights Law (optional)
  • International Crimes (optional)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Grade average

  • GPA equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale)

Knowledge minimum

  • basic knowledge of public international law, on a similar level as the course Public International Law, including some elementary human rights law and elementary knowledge of European Law
Previous education
  • LLB or equivalent

Reference letter

  • 1 academic references should be provided

Written request

  • Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.

Other admission requirements

  • Curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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