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European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced LL.M.)





1 year



Human rights are at risk in all societies. Though various national, regional and international human rights instruments have been developed to protect the human rights of all people, some of these are more effective than others in particular situations. In the European and International Human Rights Law programme, you will compare the functionality of different protection mechanisms that are currently in place.


Our graduates have gone on to careers with judges’ cabinets at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, the International Court of Justice in the Hague, cabinets of Commissioners of the European Commission in Brussels, diverse sections of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, national and international NGOs, the civil service in their home countries, law firms. Many of our graduates have also become human rights researchers and scholars.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained) from a recognised University/Law School.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Leiden Law School


year master’s programmes


master's students


international master’s students
(95% in Advanced LL.M.  programmes)




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

The Advanced LL.M. programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For these programmes an institutional tuition fee applies. The tuition fee for the Advanced LL.M. programmes for all students is €20,900 (€10,450 Advanced LLM programmes - part-time)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
**  English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check  our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can  find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements  per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for  detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent  scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.