Applying for studies

All students wishing to study the international MA programme in Human Rights Studies must apply online, using the national application database  The application period runs from mid-October to mid-January.

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights Studies or other relevant subject within the field of humanities, social sciences, law, or the equivalent. Applicants with a degree in another subject than Human Rights Studies need to show sufficient knowledge in the field through specialization, courses, or thesis;
  • English Level 6 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90);
  • one statement of purpose (500 words) were the applicant describes qualifications, academic and professional ambitions and state why these makes the student adequate for the programme;
  • two letters of reommendation.

Selection criteria/additional information

The main criterion of selection is the applicants’ estimated capacity to complete the programme. Students who satisfy the entry requirements are selected on the basis of previous study results from courses that are of relevance for this programme, the statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.

Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. For non-EU/EEA citizens, the tuition fee for this programme is SEK 100 000 per year.

Further information

If you have questions about programme content or requirements, please contact our programme coordinator mrsmrs.luse

How to apply

If you need to learn more about how to apply, you can find a step-by-step guide at applications steps

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Kristina Robertsson

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Andreas Tullberg

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