Human Rights Studies

Lund University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9475 EUR/year
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This is a two-year Master's in Human Rights Studies programme from Lund University, with a profile within the humanities.


The Master's in Human Rights Studies programme from Lund University combines historical, philosophical, political, and legal perspectives on the complex phenomenon that human rights represent in our world. We are committed to the view that human rights need to be regarded and studied not only as ethical principles or ground for law and policy, but also as part of the infrastructure of a democratic society.

Career prospects 

The programme prepares you for a future in research or for human rights work in the public, non-profit, or private sector. This is a newly launched programme, which, as yet, has no graduates. The experience from our Bachelor’s programme in Human Rights Studies is that analytical and practical skills in the human rights field are highly and increasingly sought after. Former students work at NGOs, think-tanks, embassies and in the public sector, doing consultancy, communication and research and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights in the Global World: Agents, Indicators and Institutions
  • Human Rights in the History of Politics and Philosophy 
  • Human Rights in Practice: Research Methods, Research Ethics and Project Management
  • Thematic Specialisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in human rights or other relevant major in the humanities, social sciences, law, or the equivalent. English Level 6.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a subject other than Human Rights Studies must demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of the subject through specialisation or a degree project.
  • Basis of previous study results from courses that are of relevance for this programme, the statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 200 000


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