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Master's programme

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights provides students with specialised expertise in public international law and the protection of human rights.

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. Students graduating from the programme will receive a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law. The students have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as international human rights law, law on mobility and minorities, migration and refugee law, international law and conflicts, marine and environmental law, and general international law. The elective studies will allow students to tailor the programme to suit their own individual career objectives while the compulsory modules will ensure that graduates leave the programme with a level of knowledge that is well-rounded and versatile.

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights is offered by the Institute for Human Rights and the Chair of Public International Law at Åbo Akademi University. It builds on the widely known Master’s Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law, offered by Åbo Akademi University between 2006-2018.

The next application period for the programme will be between 4–18 January 2023.

Contact: hrm-coordinator@abo.fi

Some of the Master’s students and alumni share their experiences and views of the programme in the video and presentations below.

 

A real strength of the programme is that it caters for various needs, whether as a platform for further research, as a step towards a career in international human rights law, or as a way of developing and consolidating knowledge and skills that can be used in other related fields.

Stephen Phillips, PhD candidate

Updated 23.9.2022