Master in Human Rights University of Oslo 

This programme focuses on human rights in both theory and practice from legal, historical, philosophical, political and social science-based perspectives. Students are provided with specialised knowledge about human rights law, including the relationship between that law and other types of human rights initiatives and activities.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The university is widely recognized as one of Northern Europe's most prestigious universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Single Degree

Language: English

Number of Places/Students per year: 20

Duration: 2 years

Price/Fee: no tuition free 

Scholarships: here.

Accommodation: The student housing is administered by the Student Welfare Organization in Oslo and Akershus (SiO). All International students can apply for housing through SiO Housing. More information here.

Application Process: 

Deadline: The application period for studies starting from 1 October until 1 December for Non-EU/EEA applicants, EU/EEA/Swiss applicants- from 1 February until 1 March.

The applicant must have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Norwegian Bachelor’s degree in a University with a GPA equivalent to C in Norwegian System. 

The electronic application form is available at the UiO's online application portal. The application is filled in and submitted online. 

The required documentation varies depending on the country of applicant`s origin. More information can be found here.

In addition to the general required documents listed in the link above you are required to upload the following: 

• CV; 

• Motivation letter (maximum one page stating why you are applying for the LLM in Human Rights.)


Program Structure:

The master’s degree programme requires successful completion of nine courses and a written master’s thesis (30 credits). 

Five courses are mandatory and a minimum of four elective courses must be chosen from among the various elective courses offered at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights or other institutes within the Faculty of Law or other departments at the University of Oslo. 

The programme has an obligatory Master`s thesis. More information here.


Career prospects

The M.Phil. programme is sufficiently flexible to make it appropriate for many different career paths. More information here.

LLM Contact 

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By Sasha Zablotskyi

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