For 25 years, the Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law has been offered by the Faculty of Law. It is a cooperative venture by the Faculty of Law and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI). This makes your education unique: no other LL.M programme offers the joint resources of a prestigious law school and an implementation-oriented human rights institution. We believe that this gives the opportunity for a scholarly approach to human rights close to human rights practice.
We aim to train your contextual awareness, analytic clarity and practical skills alike. Both the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the RWI are respected educational actors and our graduates benefit from the fact that the Master’s programme in Lund is held in high esteem worldwide. The programme staff have been selected to ensure the highest scholarly standards in research and training. We regularly add outstanding scholars, experts, judges from international courts and tribunals, diplomats and human rights intellectuals to the list of guest professors addressing our students. Notable guests at the Faculty and RWI have among others been Kofi Annan, Shirin Ebadi, Hans Corell, Chris Patten, Rosalyn Higgins and Gro Harlem Brundtland.
The Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law in Lund was one of the first LL.M programmes established specifically to provide for the academic mastery of an increasingly complex area: the international law of human rights and humanitarian law. The programme will open doors to a broad array of international and domestic careers within the legal sector.
This programme leads to a Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law (LL.M).
Compulsory courses (with a number of credits, in total 97.5): International Law (15), International Human Rights Law I (15), International Human Rights Law II (15), Humanitarian Law(7.5), Procedural Law of Human Rights (15), Master’s Thesis (30). Elective courses: In total 22.5 credits.
Our alumni find employment with international organisations, NGOs, private law firms, academia and public authorities. The UN system or regional organisations, 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 over holders of other Master’s degrees in human rights.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/human-rights-law
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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