Taught course (will run subject to approval)

European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced)

Leiden University · Law

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/european-and-international-human-rights-law-advanced/en/introduction

Months of entry


Course content

European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced)

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.

Coexisting human rights systems

In the contemporary world, the coexistence and interaction of regional, national and international legal regimes has become a characteristic feature, which is also true for human rights. In many cases where human rights are at risk, different human rights protection mechanisms may be applicable.

In addition, human rights supervisory bodies increasingly take each other’s work into account, which enhances the development of an all-embracing and cohesive human rights culture. It is for this reason that in this Advanced Master of Laws, you will study human rights law in a comparative perspective.

Renowned human rights experts

Our programme is characterised by small-scale teaching, which encourages intensive interaction between students and lecturers. We pride ourselves on being able to offer contributions from renowned human rights experts who bring the most recent developments and issues to the class room.

A study trip to human rights organisations in Strasbourg and Geneva is an integral part of this programme and will add to a genuine understanding of human rights law by helping you to put theory into practice. After graduation, you will have gained the necessary international experience and skills you need to work in the field of human rights law anywhere in the world.

For who?

  • talented law graduates
  • talented graduates with a sufficient background in law

The students in the Advanced Studies programme come from different continents and countries, which contributes to a truly international study environment.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 15,000 (2017-2018)
International students
€ 15,000 (2017-2018)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Study Team