The Master's in European and International Human Rights Law gives the coexistence and interaction of multiple human rights mechanisms pride of place by studying them in a comparative perspective.

In the contemporary world the coexistence and interaction of legal regimes has become a characteristic feature. The same holds true for the human rights systems that have developed nationally, regionally and globally.
This programme is a focused and demanding postgraduate degree programme.

Small-scale teaching enables intensive interaction between students and lecturers, thus allowing for in-depth analysis, teaching and research. The programme focuses on studying human rights law in a comparative perspective whilst covering both international and regional human rights systems.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer contributions to the programme from renowned human rights experts working in the field who bring the most recent developments and issues to the class room for real-time discussions.
A study trip to human rights organisations in Strasbourg and Geneva is of course a must for this programme and will add to a genuine understanding of human rights law by helping to put theory into practice.

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instituteUniversiteit Leiden
Faculty of Law
program typeregular
program formfull-time
program duration12 months
credits (ECTS)60 EC
numerus fixusno numerus clausus
geen honoursprogramma
application no

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

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  • Exploring your options for a master's programme? You can learn a lot by coming to our Master's Open Day. Attend presentations, visit information fairs, and meet lecturers, students, alumni and study advisers. And you'll get to know the best student cities: Leiden and The Hague!

    09:00 - 20:00, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden


Hoe is de opleiding opgebouwd?
instruction language100% en
teaching types
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For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: The subjects can vary from year to year.

Toelating en kosten

toelatingstartmoment en kosten

Program start and application deadlines

1 September 2017
statutory tarif : €
institutional tarif : € 15000
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
1 September 2018
statutory tarif : €
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €

Studenten en studentenleven

Wat kost studeren?

gemiddelde kosten voor een student Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law in Leiden

bron: Nibud
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1218 aan totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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We expect our graduates to pursue careers as legal professionals working within, among others, governmental bodies and public administration (both national and European); national, regional and international non-governmental organisations dealing with human rights; national human rights institutes and equality bodies; the judiciary or Ombudsman institutions; and law firms and companies involved with human rights.

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