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Master's Programme in Constitutional Law and Human Rights

  • Number of credits 60 Credits
  • Study time 1 year (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

Constitutional law and human rights is becoming increasingly important, in Sweden, Europe and around the world, and constitutional and human rights issues are increasingly becoming a part of political and legal discussion and debate and commonly discussed in the media. By studying and comparing the constitutional legal frameworks and human rights of different national, regional, and international legal orders, the programme will prepare students for analysing and solving constitutional and human rights issues in many jurisdictions.

While studying

The programme addresses key concepts and theories of European and international constitutional law and human rights involving in-depth studies of rule of law, constitutionalism and fundamental principles; human rights law; and finally balance of power and constitutional enforcement. The programme is taught in English.

Learning environment

The programme is taught in a creative and dynamic research and teaching environment at the department of law, where different legal disciplines intermingle and enrich the student's learning. On-line learning platforms are used to communicate and provide timely updates and tasks. The different backgrounds of Swedish and international students create a mix of experiences and viewpoints on constitutional and human rights issues, which combined with the extensive experience of the faculty will foster dynamic and exciting discussions.

Programme overview

Semester 1
1. Rule of law, constitutionalism and fundamental principles, 15 credits
2. Human rights law, 15 credits

Semester 2
3. Balance of power and constitutional enforcement, 15 credits
4. Independent written essay within the field of constitutional law and human rights, 15 credits.

 

Career opportunities

Successful students will acquire in-depth knowledge of constitutional law and human rights which is becoming ever more important in both national and international legal orders. A comprehensive knowledge in these areas prepare students for work in all legal fields and is desired by employers in many different legal and non-legal spheres.

Labor market

Knowledge of constitutional and human rights law is increasingly becoming vital in positions both within the EU, national governmental agencies, international organizations, judicial bodies and law firms. Students with this knowledge are well prepared for work in all such areas, and are considered favourable, both now and in the longer run. The programme also prepares students for an academic research career in constitutional law and human rights.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Law. Specialisation: Constitutional Law and Human Rights.
The name of the specialisation is proposed but not estblished yet.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Constitutional Law and Human Rights, 60 hp

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Bachelor of Laws or a Bachelor´s Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) whereof at least 120 ECTS in Law. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2080

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK90,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Bachelor of Laws or a Bachelor´s Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) whereof at least 120 ECTS in Law. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02080

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK90,000

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Katarina Lundqvist

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Programme is given by
Department of Law