University SOAS University of London
Degree type Master
Academic title M.A. Master of Arts
Location United Kingdom
Methodology on campus
Commitment Full time, Part time
Duration 12-24 months
Tuition fee EEA: 14875 / International: 21475 £
Deadline 30. June 2019, 30. June 2020
Language English

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The MA in Human Rights Law provides a specialisation in a constantly evolving area of law that covers a range of issues at the heart of major contemporary developments and debates.

This programme offers a wide range of distinctive modules that combine a focus on core subjects in the field alongside a critical inquiry into the theory and practice of human rights law and related fields, particularly as they relate to the global South.

This degree also offers singular modules on specific legal approaches, settings, and cross-cutting themes such as Human Rights and Islamic Law; Law, Rights & Social Change; Law, Human Rights and Peace-building: the Israeli-Palestinian case; Darfur: Anatomy of a Human Rights Emergency; and Human Rights of Women.

Course Syllabus

Students must take modules to a total value of 180, consisting of a dissertation (60 credits) and 120 credits of taught modules.

To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme.

Core: Dissertation in Law

Optional modules include: International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Refugee and Migration Law, International Humanitarian Law, and Justice, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post Conflict Societies.

For more information on the full list of optional modules available, please visit our website

Admission Requirements

Minimum second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Scholarships are available here

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