Opportunities

Call for Applications: LLM/MPhil HRDA
(Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)

This prestigious one-year intensive course is unique in Africa and attracts the brightest human rights scholars on the continent. Up to 25 FULL scholarships are available for African citizens.

Eligibility criteria:
A degree allowing access to the legal profession or an honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights and democratisation.

Course duration:
January – December 2017 (1 year)

Deadline for applications:
31 July 2016

Scholarships:
Up to 25 FULL scholarships are available for African citizens

Course website:
www.chr.up.ac.za/hrda


Call for Applications: LLM TILA
(International Trade and Investment Law in Africa)

This prestigious degree establishes a higher education and training programme based in, and focused on, Africa with full exposure to the international world of trade and investment.

Eligibility criteria:
A degree allowing access to the legal profession

Course duration:
January – December 2017 (1 year)

Deadline for applications:
31 July 2016

Scholarships:
A limited number of scholarships are available

Course website:
www.chr.up.ac.za/tila


Call for Applications: LLM/MPhil SRRA
(Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa)

This two-year programme is offered as a blended learning course comprising of online interaction and residential block-weeks in Pretoria. Up to 15 FULL scholarships are available for African citizens.

Eligibility criteria:
A degree allowing access to the legal profession or an honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights or reproductive rights.

Course duration:
January 2017 – December 2018 (2 years)

Deadline for applications:
31 October 2016

Scholarships:
Up to 15 FULL scholarships are available for African citizens

Course website:
www.chr.up.ac.za/srra


Admissions to the third edition of the Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA) are open until 30 June 2016.

DE.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Union and of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is based on a partnership between the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and the following universities: International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia) and a growing network of partner Universities in the Region.

DE.MA is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. Open to professionals and graduates, it will combine a theoretical and practical approach and it will deliver a professional Master’s degree (60 ECTS) from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. The main language will be English, knowledge of French and Arabic is recommended.

The first semester from mid/late September 2016 until January 2017 is held at the EIUC premises in Venice. During the second semester students will be placed in one of the Universities of the Consortium on the basis of the compatibility of their research and internship interests with the supervision expertise of the partner universities. Students will write a Thesis of 15,000 words which could be based on field and Internship work. Thesis defense and graduation ceremony are in July 2017.

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DE.MA aims to:

  • Create high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;
  • Foster the creation of an élite group of people committed to the promotion of democratic institutions;
  • Build a network of experts to be active in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the Region.

Tuition fees amount to 4.000,00 euro. EIUC offers financial support in the form of a partial contribution towards living expenses and/or a full or partial tuition waiver. This type of financial support is awarded to a limited number of students on the basis of academic achievement, need and geographical distribution.

More information on the DE.MA, admission criteria and the programme can be found here: http://eiuc.org/dema



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