Student Human Rights and Migration
Beste Studies EW 2022

Master's specialisationHuman Rights and Migration

International and European legal instruments greatly influence the position and mobility of citizens in the EU. With this programme, you gain in-depth knowledge on the major international courts and how they protect the rights of individuals.

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Something for you?

  • Get an LL.M. degree in international and European Law at a top-ranked university;
  • Get to study at a faculty which is rated number one in the Netherlands for student satisfaction;
  • Get to understand freedom of movement and immigration within the European Union;
  • Get lectures by leading and internationally recognised scholars and practitioners.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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What will you learn

You will study legal issues relating to migration and human rights in its theoretical, operational, social and political context. The basis of the programme lies in European legislation and international human rights treaties. This is a lively field of law that constantly develops and changes. Changes in public opinion in a European member state may affect its domestic legal order, which in turn influences European laws and vice versa. This specialisation therefore also focuses on the dynamic interplay between national, European and international law, as well as on the ins and outs of the EU lawmaking process.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

Graduates of this specialisation are well-qualified to take up positions in law, lobbying or consulting firms anywhere in the world. Prospective employers interested in your expertise include NGOs, governmental organisations including the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, and international organisations such as the European Commission, the United Nations, international courts and tribunals, lobby organisations, councils for refugees and charity foundations. There are also a number of commercial businesses with a need for legal experts with knowledge of free movement of persons in the European Union.

Career prospects

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.