Institute for Human Rights and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Master's degree programme in International Human Rights Law 2017-2019
Deadline for application: 13 January 2017
This programme is offered by the Institute for Human Rights and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi University.
The Institute is an internationally renowned academic institute which
specializes in advanced human rights research and provision of
The Master’s Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international organizations, non-governmental organizations and public administration. It will also provide the requisite background for advanced human rights law research. Successful completion of this two-year full-time programme results in the award of a Master of Social Sciences (M. Soc. Sc.) degree.
Structure of the Programme
The programme (120 credits) consists of:
• compulsory human rights law courses including a research seminar and a master’s thesis in international human rights law.
• optional courses, which may include courses offered within the Turku Law School (a system for cooperation between the two universities in Turku/Åbo) as well as courses offered by Finnish, Nordic and international partner universities.
Students are encouraged to do an internship. Relevant internships can be included as optional studies.
Participation is limited to 20 students. The programme is open to those holding a law degree or another bachelor’s degree with at least 45 ECTS credits in law or other relevant subject(s). Sufficient knowledge of English language is also required. Admission granted on basis of the application.
Comprehensive details on the application and admission procedure can be obtained here.