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Study a masters of law in international human rights
In this program, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields of international law. You will learn about the different systems and how human rights are interpreted within these systems and in different countries.
Human rights are of all times and places, they are just not recognized everywhere, nor interpreted the same in all countries. There are several human rights systems in place and, in some cases, it can leave victims and their lawyers in a situation where they have to choose which forum to go to or which system to choose to seek their justice.
The law program in international human rights focuses on:
- International Human Rights Law (6 EC)
- International Institutional Law (6 EC)
- Seminar Human Rights (6 EC)
- International Health Law (6 EC)
- International Criminal Tribunals and Courts (6 EC)
- Refugee and Asylum Law (6 EC, optional)
- International Humanitarian Law (6 EC)
- Master's thesis (18 EC)
- International Crimes (6 EC, optional)
- European Human Rights Law (6 EC, optional)
Students will have to participate in four compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this program plus two optional compulsory courses. Like all masters, this program is also concluded by writing a master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.
Applicants wishing to apply for the masters in law program should meet the following requirements:
- GPA of 2.75/4, 3.5/5, 7/10, 70/100
- Basic knowledge of law
- If you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL: 92, IELTS: 6.5, CAE or CPE)
- 2 academic references should be provided
- Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.
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- Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 2143 per year
- Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: € 15000 per year
Upon successful completion of the law courses, students will receive a master of law degree.
About this institute
University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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