Welcome to Human Rights Law at Department of Law, Umeå University. In these pages you will find useful information about the course. If you are not planning on attending the course, please decline the course at Universityadmissions.se. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us. You will find our contact information at the end of this letter. Welcome to the course, we hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!
You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.
If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.
If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.
In order to start your studies at the course, you need to register for the course in Student Web between the 26th of October and 3rd of November. Otherwise you risk losing your place (seat) at the course. You also need to be registered to be able to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course.
The course starts on Tuesday the 2nd of November. You will find the time and place for the course introduction in the schedule, which is published three weeks ahead of the start of the course. Please let us know if you can't be present at this first occasion.
The course describes, analyzes and critically assesses human rights in an international, regional, and national constitutional context. The normative protection of human rights is covered as well as their enforcement and application. The importance of human rights for the understanding and conditioning of constitutions and the role of constitutions for realizing human rights in practice are subject to analysis and critical discussion in relation to current situations.
You will find more and specific information on the learning platform of the course. It is very important that you regularly visit the site as seminars may be moved, topics changed and other last-minute adjustments made as the course progresses. Mandatory readings for each seminar will be posted on the site at least one week before each seminar. You are expected to have read the relevant readings before the respective seminar and handed in papers for some of the seminars. Make sure that you have a copy of the course book when the course starts.
Please note that active participation in all seminars is mandatory.
In the end of the course, you will take a two day home exam. Further instructions will be provided in class and at the learning platform.
Under din studietid har du gratis tillgång till hela Microsoft Office 365. I Office 365 ingår bland annat Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, din studentmejl och en mängd andra tjänster. Allt för att underlätta studierna och ditt samarbete med andra studenter. För att få tillgång till Office behöver du först aktivera ditt Umu-id.
Infocenter hjälper dig med det du kan behöva för att ta dig genom de första veckorna som ny student. Här kan du till exempel få hjälp med ditt Umu-id, att hitta rätt i lokaler eller träffa en studievägledare. Och skulle de inte ha ett svar direkt, så vet de var och hur de vägleder dig vidare. Infocenter håller till i huset Universum, mitt på Campus Umeå.