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Human Rights

The one-year (60 ECTS Credits) continuing education master's 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's program "Human Rights" in October 2024 are now open. You can find further information regarding the application process here


As part of their training in the summer term 2024, the LL.M participants were able to further develop their rhetorical skills and their technique of legal argumentation in the Moot Court Competition on June 15th, 2024. You can find some impressions here.

Interested in the master program?

Are you interested in the master's program "Human Rights"?

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

If you have any questions about the continuing education master's 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's 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.  

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5 reasons

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

Voices of graduates

Are you interested in the experiences of graduates of the postgraduate program? Find out what alumni say about the master program here. 


You can find some insights, on the excursion to the UN Headquarters with the participants of the LL.M. program on March 15th, 2024, here.


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's program “Human Rights”! Academic 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.