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Key information
University SOAS University of London
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 16400
Application deadline(s) June 30, 2024
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The MA Human Rights Law offered by the SOAS University of London provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with relevant issues in this discipline. This MA program was designed to provide a specialization in a continually evolving area of law that deals with several issues relate to major present debates and developments. The program is taught by expert staff experienced in working and teaching in the field, at posts such as the UN and civil society organizations.

With a variety of modules that focus on core subjects in the field of human rights law, the program considers a critical perspective into the theory and practice in this field, as well as other related fields, particularly the ones focusing on the global South. The core 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. Students also have an option to choose a singular module on a specific legal approach and these include human rights and Islamic law, law, rights and social change, human rights and peacebuilding, the Israeli-Palestinian case, Darfur, anatomy of a human rights emergency, and human rights of women.

SOAS Human Rights Law graduates leave the program as civic minded and critically engaged individuals who can contribute to the needs of their communities and societies in an effective way. Besides building careers within the field, graduates usually use this master program as a strong basis towards a PhD leading to an academic career.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a subject appropriate to the program
  • Relevant work experience
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Supporting statement
  • References