"Where Science meets Practice!"

The one-year (60 ECTS Credits) postgraduate program "Human Rights" of the University of Vienna has a clear jurisprudential profile. The program will provide insights to theoretical legal questions and also convey practical skills that are necessary for working in the field of human rights.


Short Facts

LL.M. (Master of Laws)
2 semesters (extra occupational)
60 ECTS Credits
€ 14.700,-
annually in October

Applications open

Applications for the start of the master program "Human Rights" in October 2024 are now open. You can find further information regarding the application process here

Online Information Event

On Friday, March 15th, 2024, there will be an online information event at 18.00 (CET) where we will present the master program "Human Rights". We would like to invite you to join this information event to learn more about the structure, content, and the lecturers of the postgraduate program "Human Rights" from the scientific director Professor Michael Lysander Fremuth. Please register at: humanrights@univie.ac.at 

Interested in the master program?

Are you interested in the master program „Human Rights“?

We have a mailing list to keep you informed on the course by e-mail. If you would like to receive these informational mails, you can subscribe here.

If you have any questions about the master program "Human Rights", we can also arrange a personal meeting. You can reach us at humanrights@univie.ac.at or by phone at +43-1-4277-10816.


On October 25th 2023 we had the pleasure of celebrating our new graduates of the master program “Human Rights”. The graduation of the class of 2022/23 took place in the main ceremonial hall of the University of Vienna. Click here for a look into the event.  


On June 5, 2023, the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna invited a distinguished panel of experts to discuss “Climate protection as a human right”. Following a keynote by Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth examined the topic together with Alma Zadić, Austrian Minister of Justice, attorney Michaela Krömer and others. You may find a recording of the event (in German) here.

5 reasons

Interested in a master program in the field of human rights? Here are 5 reasons for choosing the postgraduate progam "Human Rights" at the University of Vienna.


Here you can take a look at some impressions from the Human Rights Fireside Chat with Ambassador Prof Dr Helmut Tichy, which took place on January 17th  2024.


On October 27th 2023 we had the pleasure of welcoming all the new participants of the class of 2023/24 of the master program “Human Rights”!  Scientific director, Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth, opened the first of the joint sessions, of our non-lawyer and lawyer participants, with his lecture on “Definitions and Dimensions of Human Rights”.  Find further information here.  


Please find some impressions of the Moot Court Competition in summer term 2023 here. As part of their training, the LL.M participants of 2022/2023 were able to further develop their rhetorical skills and their technique of legal argumentation.


You can read an interview (in German) on extrajournal.net with scientific director Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth about the master program "Human Rights" here

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You can read an interview (in German) with the scientific director, Prof Fremuth, on Extrajournal.net to find out more about the new master program "Human Rights" here