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Human Rights, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1041 (BCR) Malmö, Sweden
This Human Rights programme at Malmö University provides you with an understanding and knowledge of what constitutes human rights, how human rights are utilised and how the development of human rights is a result of transformation in the world. 
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  • Why study Human Rights at Malmö University?

The issue of human rights is constantly relevant. By studying them, their importance, history and implementation, we are provided with the opportunity to fully understand current events in the public debate, ranging from migration and children's rights to global crime and criminal law. In this programme, we take a look at the local and international role of human rights, and their role in public authorities, organisations and businesses. The role of human rights in democracies and oppressive regimes will also be studied.

  • Human Rights at Malmö University

This three-year bachelor's programme provides you with an in-depth knowledge of human rights and how they are applied and affected by the world we live in. This is a multi-disciplinary programme, which focuses on viewing human rights in three perspectives: law, politics, philosophy.

  • What career will you be prepared for?

The diversity of the programme combined with its multidisciplinary focus provides you with competences attractive in numerous sectors in a constantly growing labour market. You will be able to work with legal, political or ethical issues, as well as to continue at a master’s level.

Future employers might include private sector businesses, local and international organisations and agencies as well as national authorities and government organisations.

Studying Human Rights gives you a platform for a career in organisations such as the UN, Amnesty International and the European Union.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Rights I
  • Human Rights II
  • Global Justice
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights
  • The Right to Life and Modern Conceptions of Life
  • Children's best Interests in Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • General entry requirements + English B.
  • For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6
  • final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7536 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22621 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Full tuition Fee: 235,000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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