For 30 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 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 coursesin total: 97.5 credits
International Law (15 credits)
International Human Rights Law I (15 credits)
International Human Rights Law II (15 credits)
Humanitarian Law (7.5 credits)
Access to Justice: Legal and Moral Issues (15 credits)
Master’s Thesis (30 credits)
Elective coursesin total: 22.5 credits
Elective courses are offered in areas such as migration law, labour law, business and human rights, international criminal law etc.
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.