Career prospects

The M.Phil. programme is sufficiently flexible to make it appropriate for many different career paths.

What career opportunities do I have?

This Master's programme gives you a solid basis for professional and practical human rights work, for instance in government agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as research work at institutions for higher learning.

Former students of the programme include human rights field workers, employees of non-governmental organizations, judges, researchers and teachers as well as experts serving in the ministries of central governments and agencies for development cooperation.

Former students, both Norwegian and International, work today for institutions and companies in Norway like the Refugee Council of Norway, the Rainforest Foundation, Plan Norway, the Directorate for Immigration, the Council on Ethics. Outside Norway former students work among others for the organisation Médecins sans Frontières and for different UN Organizations.

Further studies

The Norwegian Centre of Human Rights covers a wide range of research subjects, avaiIable on the following website:

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the field of academia, we suggest that you take a look at the Law faculty's Ph.D programme.

In order to apply for the programme, applicants must have successfully completed a higher (post-graduate) degree in law, or other education or competence considered equivalent by the Faculty.

The Career Centre

The Career Centre| provides information and guidance to current students about work in Norway after graduation. The Career Centre offers courses in how to search for a fulltime job to students.

The Career Centre offers:

  • Career counceling
  • Workshops
  • Help with your CV and cover letter
  • The job Interview
  • Career fairs

Throughout the year the Career Centre run career fairs, seminars, conferences and presentations, details of which can be found at their website.

Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Feb. 26, 2015 7:25 PM