The Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law from Lund University was one of the first LL.M programmes in the world established specifically to provide for the academic mastery of an increasingly complex area: the international law of human rights.
Both the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the RWI are well respected educational actors and our graduates benefit from the fact that the Master´s programme at Lund is held in high esteem worldwide.
The programme staff has been selected to ensure the highest scholarly standards in research and training. We also regularly host distinguished guest professors and visiting speakers from practice and academia alike, including judges at international courts or tribunals, senior police and military officers, diplomats and scholars, among others.
We provide our students with a multitude of perspectives on human rights yet ensuring a red thread of academic progression throughout the programme as well as aiming to strengthen human rights implementation and protection through knowledge. Past guest speakers have included the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and the Nobel peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.
The programme will open doors to a broad array of international and domestic careers within the legal sector. Our alumni find employment with international organizations, NGOs, private law firms and in national governments. The UN system or regional organizations, international or domestic courts, the public or the private sector – you will enjoy a broad choice. Our LL.M prepares you thoroughly for the challenges of your future profession and gives you a competitive advantage in the labour market.
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- International Law
- International Human Rights Law I
- International Human Rights Law II
- Humanitarian Law
- Access to Justice: Legal and Moral Issues
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester
DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Master of Laws (LLM)
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- At least a 3-year Bachelor degree in law (LL.B or equivalent). English 6/English Course B.
- Selection based on grades on previous courses, letter of intent, and 2 letters of recommendation.
International12637 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25275 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 260 000
Living costs for Lund
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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