Master Programme (one year) in Law, International Criminal Justice and Procedures in Human Rights Law, 60 higher education credits

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Master Programme (one year) in Law, International Criminal Justice and Procedures in Human Rights Law, 60 higher education credits, 60 Credits

General data

  • Code: SRMRA
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Ref no: MIUN 2007/1554
  • Credits: 60
  • Answerable department: Department of Social Sciences
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Latest review: 3/11/2008
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2008


The one year Master Program will open the possibility for the students to go effectively through the jurisprudence of international criminal justice in conjunction with human rights law. The purpose is to provide adequate understanding of the law and its use from practical point of views. Students will get familiar to analyze, positively and negatively the philosophical, juridical and criminal issues of importance in international relations. The aim is to train and appropriately support educational and ideological developments of students in the relevant field. Particularly, the Master Program develops the skills to understand the nature, origins and application of international criminal law and human rights law in a court of criminal law. Some other purposes of the program are also to understand the comparative legal methods in criminal procedure, criminal courts and contribute to the development of international peace, equality and justice and prevention of international crimes through better distribution of the basic principles of international criminal law and human rights law.

Programme objectives

For a degree the student should show:
- deepen knowledge in jurisprudence to be used in a scienctific purpose,
- deepen knowledge in practice of law with the ability to use it in a sceincetific purpose,
- demonstrate theoretical and practical proficiency in jurisprudence and capacity to in a scienctific manner deal with problems in the area,
- knowledge and proficiency for a independent scienctific work on advanced level inclusive the ability to communicate results with the surroundings consisting of experts and less initiated in.


Autumn Term:
Master Course.1 Principles of International Criminal Law , 15 ECTS
Master Course.2 Treaties Making International Criminal Courts, 15 ECTS

Spring Term
Master Course. 3 Protection of the Subjects of National and
International Criminal Courts, 7,5 ECTS
Master Course. 4 Human Rights Law and Justice, 7,5 ECTS
Master Course 5 Master thesis, 15 ECTS

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor, or equivalent, with at least 90 higher education credits (90 ECTS) in Jurisprudence.

Description of programme

The program on the Master Degree one year in International Criminal Justice and Procedures in Human Rights Law is a unique education in postgraduate. It concerns the philosophy of the system of international criminal law and its significant function in the process of juridical, economic, military and political context. This is especially evident with the establishment of a number of international criminal courts for the prosecution and punishment of individuals who have committed crime in peace or wartimes. The program will also focus on the protection of the subjects of international criminal courts and the rules applicable to the proceedings and procedures of the courts. It discusses and evaluates the rights of the victims, witnesses, accused, convicted, prosecutor, judges and their respective families.
In particular, the program contains various aspects of criminal justice system in combination with the basic principles of procedure and human rights law. It offers four different courses relating to the topic which are an integral part of the degree. The students are invited to take part in the procedures of lower and higher criminal courts. The program also opens the possibility for all students to write a master thesis on whatever subject of their own interest under the realm of the courses. A student will have a supervisor guiding her/him in the subject and he or she should defend the master thesis in a public hearing.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching and examination

Kind of teaching and exmination will be stated in each curriculum.

Examination will be stated in each curriculum.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)

Magisterexamen med huvudområdet rättsvetenskap
translated into
Degree of Master (One Year) with a major in Jurisprudence

Other information

The courses may be given in English.
Evaluation will take place for each course.

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