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Master in European Human Rights LL.M. (part-time)

Eötvös Loránd University
1 year
Part time
Master's degree
On campus
04 September 2023
Application deadline: 30 June 2023
Eötvös Loránd University

About this program

Master in European Human Rights LL.M. (part-time)

The goal of the program is to shape internationally renowned legal experts who are ready to take challenges in global scale and confident to handle complex issues in international regulatory environment with high level of confidence.

Human Rights have become a significant part of the legal order of the European Union, accompanied with an ever growing social need for better protection. Internationally agreed human rights principles and standards now also increasingly influence economic policy formation.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants have to be in the possession of a Mater level legal degree as this is a second master program.

Language Requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

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Program content


  • Human Rights Protection - General Overview and Criticial Approaches
  • The Operational Mechanisms of the European Union and its Importance for Human Rights Protection
  • English Legal Writing
  • Fundamental Human Rights in the European Union and the procedure of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Overview on the European Convention of Human Rights and The Institutional System and Practice of the European Social Charter
  • Human Rights Instruments of the Council of Europe and their enforcement mechanisms
  • Comparative Analysis of the National Constitutional Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection
  • Sociology of Human Rights


  • Citizens’ Rights in the European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights
  • The Right to Property and Related Economic Rights; Labor Rights as Human Rights
  • Constitutional Interpretation
  • The prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; European Criminal Law
  • Freedom of Religion and the Status of Churches in Europe
  • Communicative Freedoms in the European Union and in the European Convention of Human Rights; Privacy Protection in the EU and Council of Europe
  • International and European Refugee Law and Minority
  • Equal Treatment and Prohibition of Discrimination
  • Right to Justice; Human Rights and  the Sociology of Jurisdiction
  • The Right to Liberty and Security
  • Transitional Justice
  • Human Rights and Private Law relations
  • The Right to Peace
  • Environmental Protection in the European Union
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Thesis degree
  • Optional lecture (Transitional Justice)


The full tuition price for local/EU students is 1000 EUR

The price for International/Non-EU students is 1000 EUR.

Continuing studies

Career Opportunities

Our distinguished program prepares students for outstanding careers in human rights litigation practices, government, academia, business, public policy, international and local NGOs.

Students successfully graduated from the program will be entitled to use an LL.M. title according to the regulations of Act on National Tertiary Education of Hungary. (Act No CCIV of 2011).

Job examples

  • Lawyer specialized in human rights
  • Legal expert of human rights

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Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Hungary, operating continuously since its inception in 1635. As...

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Eötvös Loránd University

Egyetem tér 1-3
H-1053 Budapest

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