LL.M. in Human Rights

Degree requirements

Applicants for the LL.M. in Human Rights program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam.

Application requirements

Completed applications must be submitted through online application system (LLM in Human Rights) by the deadline. 

Required documents for online application:

o   Curriculum Vitae

o   Copy of passport containing the applicant's ID photo

o   Proof of English proficiency 

o   Certified English version of full transcripts

o   Certified English version of diploma(s), or official documentation indicating the expected date of graduation

o   Two academic referees / One academic and one professional referee if the candidate has more than three years of work experience (email addresses directly uploaded to online application system)

o    1500-word (excluding footnotes) essay on the topic below specified by the respective programs:

"Describe a human rights challenge in your country (or place of residence) from the past year (within 400 words). Discuss this issue from the perspective of relevant international and regional human rights standards (within 1100 words). Write a maximum of 1500 words."

NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.


The Legal Studies admissions examination is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Telephone/Skype interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

The Department of Legal Studies reserves the right to check the originality of all submissions.

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