International Human Rights Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #78 (QS) ,
The Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law at Lund University was one of the first LLM programmes established specifically to provide for the academic mastery of an increasingly complex area: the international law of human rights.


For a quarter of a century, the Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law has been a cooperative venture of the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. 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. 

And, we believe, no other LL.M programme has become so well-established with employers in the human rights area. We aim to train your contextual awareness, scholarly approach, analytic clarity and practical skills alike. 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 carefully 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, including judges at international courts or tribunals, diplomats and scholars. Past guest speakers have included the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koffi Annan, and the Nobel peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.

Career prospects

The Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law at Lund University will open doors to a broad array of international and domestic careers within the legal sector.

Our alumni find employment with international organisations, NGOs, private law firms 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 LLM 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • International Law
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Advanced Human Rights
  • Procedural Law of Human Rights in National and International Law
  • Introduction to European Intellectual Property Law
  • Bases of International Law on Labour Rights
  • Fundamental Labour Rights

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Currently, the applications are closed.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

  • at least a 3-year Bachelor degree in law (LL.B or equivalent). English 6/English Course B.
  • Selection criteria is based on grades on previous courses, letter of intent, and 2 letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Local currency - SEK 260 000


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