Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law
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The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
(Högskoleverket) has deemed the Master’s Programme in International Human
Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, to be of the highest
quality. The Agency evaluates all higher education course programmes leading
to degrees and designates them to be either of a “very high quality”, “high
quality” or “poor quality”. Lund’s Masters Programme in International Human
Rights law was the only human rights related programme in Sweden to receive
the standard of “very high quality “.
Application and admission
The Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law
offers three specialisations in the areas of:
Human Rights Law
The programme is offered by the Faculty of Law in
cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and
Humanitarian Law. During the programme of study, students acquire in-depth
knowledge of International Human Rights Law in general and, if they so choose,
in one of the two additional specialisations Intellectual Property Rights or
International Labour Rights.
The specialisation in International Human Rights Law, offers
the students a wide and thorough insight into the intricate system for the
international protection of human rights and the preconditions under which it
functions at international and national levels.
The specialisation in Intellectual Property Rights, offered in cooperation with WIPO in
Geneva, includes theoretical as well as practical approaches to the
complex system of the law on copyright and the law on industrial property
rights within the field of international human rights, and the special problems
that can arise, and do arise, in the national and international community with
regards to this legislation.
The specialisation in Labour Rights, offered in cooperation
with the International Labour Organiation, ILO in Geneva, entails practical and
theoretical knowledge about the conditions of workers and employers and the
approaches taken by international Labour Rights lawyers and the international
organisations, mainly the ILO, to deal with atrocities and violations of human
dignity and rights related to work. In focus are not only the bases of Labour
Rights but also the research and development regarding these rights and the
specific surrounding in which they operate, as well as the original process of
law making that is unique for the International Labour Rights system.
Master's Programme, 2 Years, Full time
Next study period: 2 Sep 2013 – 7 Jun 2015
Degree awarded: Master of Laws (LL.M)
Tuition fees: 130,000 SEK per study year for
non-EU/EEA students (approx. 13,700 EUR). EU/EEA students do not pay tuition
For questions about the programme, contact Programme
Coordinator Anders Tröjer
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