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Centre for Human Rights 2021 LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique programme to which 25 to 30 individuals from African countries with the following degrees and preferably experience in the field of human rights are admitted:

  • Law students: A degree allowing access to the legal profession (eg LLB or licence en droit)
  • Other students (non-law students): At least an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights and democratisation

During an intensive one-year course, they are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and gain invaluable practical exposure. It is the only course of its kind in Africa.

About Centre for Human Rights

Recognised internationally for excellence in human rights law in Africa, the Centre for Human Rights is uniquely positioned as both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation. A leader in human rights education in Africa, the Centre works towards a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged or marginalised persons or groups across the continent The Centre was established in the Faculty of L... continue reading

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LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

Application Deadline31 Jul 2021
Country to studySouth Africa
School to studyUniversity of Pretoria
TypeMasters
SponsorCentre for Human Rights
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

Scholarships of up to US$15000,  funded by the European Union are available.


Requirements for LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa Qualification

The eligibility criteria for the LLM/MPhil (HRDA) is as follows:

  • Law students (LLM option):
    A degree allowing access to the legal profession
  • Non-law students (MPhil option):
    An Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human  rights and democratisation

Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest. Women, as well as members of minority groups such as indigenous people, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

July 31, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Centre for Human Rights on centreforhumanrights.submittable.com to apply

For more details, visit Centre for Human Rights website.

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