Master in International Human Rights Law and Protection of Environment Charles University in Prague

The programme focuses on an interdisciplinary approach in these two fields, which have become key elements in the agendas of international organisations.Charles University is the oldest, as well as largest university in the Czech Republic. It was the first university in Central Europe and still ranks in the first 1.5% of the world’s best universities.

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Single/Double Diploma: Single Diploma

Language: English

Number of Places/Students per year: information not provided yet

Duration: 3 semesters - two semesters of on-site study, one semester of distance learning (writing a thesis and its defence)

Price/Fee: USD 6.000 for the whole LLM

Scholarships: £500 bursaries possible. For additional information please check this site as well as this one.

Accommodation: In the University’s Residence Halls, in double rooms

Application Process:

DeadlineApril 30. 

Application fee: 200 USD (non-refundable)

Necessary Docs: 

- Application form

- Motivation Letter

- Apostilled copy (by a notary) of the University degree/ official confirmation from the University of the diploma is expected to be received after the application deadline.

- 2 Letters of Recommendation from university professors

- Proof of competence in the English language (TOEFL etc.) for non-native speakers, unless they carried out their previous university studies predominantly in the English language

- Curriculum Vitae

- List of previous scientific publications (if applicable)

- Confirmation of the payment of the application fee of USD 200


Program Structure:

• Courses


Winter semester

1. Theory and Practice of Public International Law

2. International and European Environmental Law and Policy

3. Introduction to International Human Rights Law

Summer semester

1. The European System of Human Rights Protection

2. Czech Environmental Law


Winter Semester

Development of Supranational Integration and European Law; EU Law - General Introductory Course (Mandatory for students from non-EU countries who cannot prove previous sufficient background in EU Law); Selected Topics from the Theory of Human Rights; Human Rights and Environmental Protection 

Summer Semester:

Protection of Fundamental Rights from Perspective of Czech and European Constitutionalism; International and European Migration Law; The International Protection of Minorities; Economic Tools of Environmental Law in Austria and in the European Union

• Thesis: yes

• Internship: not required, but recommended


Career prospects: national and international law firms, international organisations


LLM Contact: Prof. JUDr. MILAN DAMOHORSKÝ, DrSc., 

damohors @, Vice-Dean for International Relations, LL.M. Programme Director


By Georgiana Caramihai