"Where Science meets Practice!"

The one-year (60 ECTS Credits) postgraduate program "Human Rights" of the University of Vienna has a clear jurisprudential profile. The program will provide insights to theoretical legal questions and also convey practical skills that are necessary for working in the field of human rights.


Short Facts

LL.M. (Master of Laws)
2 semesters (extra occupational)
60 ECTS Credits
€ 13.000,-
annually in October

Interested in the master program?

Are you interested in the master program „Human Rights“?

We have a mailing list to keep you informed on the course by e-mail. If you would like to receive these informational mails, you can subscribe here.

If you have any questions about the master program "Human Rights", we can also arrange a personal meeting. You can reach us at humanrights@univie.ac.at or by phone at +43-1-4277-10838.


Please find some impressions of the Moot Court Competition in summer term 2023 here. As part of their training, the LL.M participants of 2022/2023 were able to further develop their rhetorical skills and their technique of legal argumentation.


We are delighted about the successful launch of the Human Rights Master 2022/23. Have a look at our opening lectures and welcome event here.


On October 23rd 2021 Prof Dr Michael Lysander Fremuth, warmly welcomed all 26 participants (9 of them in the MLS program, 17 in the LL.M. program) for the start of the joint sessions of the master program "Human Rights". Further details can be found here.


You can read the article (in German) in the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten from March 26th 2022, on the topic of human rights violations authored by one of our current participants, Michael Mair, here.


You can watch a video of the inaugural lecture "Solidarität und Menschenrechte – Von Rechten und Pflichten. Und Tugenden." of Prof Fremuth, scientific director of the master program "Human Rights", here

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You can read an interview (in German) with the scientifc director, Prof Fremuth, on Extrajournal.net to find out more about the new master program "Human Rights" here

5 reasons

Interested in a master program in the field of human rights? Here are 5 reasons for choosing the postgraduate progam "Human Rights" at the University of Vienna.


On June 5, 2023, the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna invited a distinguished panel of experts to discuss “Climate protection as a human right”. Following a keynote by Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth examined the topic together with Alma Zadić, Austrian Minister of Justice, attorney Michaela Krömer and others. You may find a recording of the event (in German) here.


You can view an interview with Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth in which he explains the importance of freedom of assembly in the Demokratikum, the new visitor centre of the Austrian Parliament (in German).


Have a look at some impressions from the Human Rights Fireside Chat with Ambassador Prof Dr Helmut Tichy on November 16, 2022.

Graduation Ceremony 2022

Con-grad-ulations to the class of 2021/22! On October 10, 2022, the Graduation Ceremony was conducted in the Great Ceremonial Hall of the University of Vienna. Studienpräses, Prof Peter Lieberzeit and the Scientific Director of the Master program, Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth, presented the certificates and emphasized both the importance of training future human rights advocates as well as the great achievement of the graduates. Please find impressions from the ceremony here.


High-profile experts discussed cultural appropriation at the Volkskundemuseum Wien on December 1, 2022. The event marked 30 years of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Fundamental and Human Rights. Please see a synopsis of the event here.


You can read an interview (in German) on extrajournal.net with scientific director Prof Michael Lysander Fremuth about the master program "Human Rights" here

Ukraine Statement from Prof Fremuth

You can find the Statement (in German) from scientific director, Prof Fremuth, about the situation in Ukraine here.


On October 1st 2021 was the offical start ot the master program "Human Rights". Scientific director, Prof Fremuth, welcomed the students and held the first lecture. Here you can see further details.