Master's Programme in Constitutional Law and Human Rights

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.


Bachelor of Laws or a Bachelor´s Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) whereof at least 120 ECTS in Law.


The master’s programme is an educational programme on an advanced level and corresponds to one year of full time study (60 ECTS credits) divided into four separate courses of 15 ECTS credits each. The programme addresses how international and regional legal rules, values and principles affect the form and practice of constitutional regimes. Within the programme comparative studies of national laws are also included. Parts of the teaching may be given through information and communication technology. This may imply specific requirements in terms of technological equipment and competences. The programme is in English and all teaching as well as the readings are in English.
Student following the programme is guaranteed admittance to the mandatory courses within the programme. A precondition for admittance to a course is however that the course entry requirements for the respective course are met. Elective courses are not a part of the programme.

Mandatory courses and programme overview

The following courses are a part of the programme (all courses are on advanced level).

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.

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.

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