The International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law programme of European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred.
The teaching faculty for the degree program consists of highly qualified human rights teachers and experts from many different countries and varied academic traditions.
Students of the Master of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law (LLM) program are selected on a competitive basis considering their grades in previous courses, their practical experience and their motivation for enrolling in the program. The language of instruction is English.
This advanced degree provides a suitable basis for a career in international human rights, whether in international organizations on universal or regional level, national governmental institutions or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The Master’s course contains a significant practical component aimed at providing a bridge between academic study of human rights and later professional activity, thus allowing flexible and wide career choice. The international spread and experience of the teaching staff and their contacts to many institutions internationally provide a secure base for diverse human rights internship and career opportunities.
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- General introduction to International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
- Civil and political rights
- Economic, social and cultural rights
- Prohibition of discrimination
- Women’s and children’s rights
- Rights of minorities and peoples
- Refugees, internally displaced persons
- 18 months
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DisciplinesInternational Law Civil & Private Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 13 other Masters in International Law in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A university degree in law or an equivalent qualification
- Adequate aptitude in English, both spoken and written, to be able to read academic literature, write academic papers and engage competently in academic discourse
- A high level of motivation to participate in the programme
- A statement of motivation must be provided within the application form
- At least one year’s practical professional experience (this must be demonstrated by submission of an appropriate certificate or other confirmation of a relevant employer or organisation. Exemptions from this requirement may be granted by the Examinations Committee)
- The support of two independent referees from two different institutions or organisations
- At least one year’s practical professional experience
- this must be demonstrated by submission of an appropriate certificate or other confirmation of a relevant employer or organisation
- exemptions from this requirement may be granted by the Examinations Committee
International3566 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5350 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
EU/EEA3566 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5350 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
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