"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 for insights to theoretical legal questions and also convey practical skills that are necessary for working in the field of human rights.


Short Facts

Academic degree
LL.M. (Master of Laws)
2 semesters (extra occupational)
60 ECTS Credits
€ 13.000,-
annually in October

Information Event

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, there will be an online information event at 18.00 (CEST) 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 Prof 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 +43-1-4277-10838.


We are delighted about the successful launch of the Human Rights Master 2022/23. Have a look at our opening lectures and welcome event here.


Please find some impressions of the Moot Court Competition in summer term 2022 here. As part of their training, the LL.M participants of 2021/2022 were able to further develop their rhetorical skills and their technique of legal argumentation.


On October 23rd 2021 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Lysander Fremuth, warmly welcomed all 26 participants (9 of them in the MLS program, 17 in the LL.M. program) for the start of the joint sessions of the master program "Human Rights". Further details can be found here.


You can read the article (in German) in the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten from March 26th 2022, on the topic of human rights violations authored by one of our current participants, Michael Mair, here.


You can watch a video of the inaugural lecture "Solidarität und Menschenrechte – Von Rechten und Pflichten. Und Tugenden." of Prof. Fremuth, scientific director of the master program "Human Rights", here

Social Media

Get the latest news and stories about the Human Rights program at the University of Vienna. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumanRightsMaster or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/human-rights-master-university-of-vienna 


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


Have a look at some impressions from the Human Rights Fireside Chat with Ambassador Prof Dr Helmut Tichy on November 16, 2022.

Graduation Ceremony 2022

Con-grad-ulations to the class of 2021/22! On October 10, 2022, the Graduation Ceremony was conducted in the Great Ceremonial Hall of the University of Vienna. Studienpräses, Univ.-Prof. Peter Lieberzeit and the Scientific Director of the Master program, Univ.-Prof. Michael Lysander Fremuth, presented the certificates and emphasized both the importance of training future human rights advocates as well as the great achievement of the graduates. Please find impressions from the ceremony here.


High-profile experts discussed cultural appropriation at the Volkskundemuseum Wien on December 1, 2022. The event marked 30 years of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Fundamental and Human Rights. Please see a synopsis of the event here.


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

Ukraine Statement from Prof. Fremuth

You can find the Statement (in German) from scientific director, Prof. Fremuth, about the situation in Ukraine here.


On October 1st 2021 was the offical start ot the master program "Human Rights". Scientific director, Prof. Fremuth, welcomed the students and held the first lecture. Here you can see further details.

5 reasons

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