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Key information
University University of Peace
Country Costa Rica
Learning mode Blended
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 19500
Application deadline(s) December 1, 2023
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The MA is International Law and Human Rights offered by the University for Peace provides students with an in-depth understanding of knowledge and understanding of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, including the UN and regional level.

During their studies students learn about the development of international human rights standards, as well as various judicial and non-judicial actors that are on the frontline dealing with interpretation and enforcement of international human rights. Students also receive a hands-on practical experience in the areas of reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of human rights. Some of the program courses include conflict and peace studies and the UN system. During the program students participate in the UPEACE Model UN Conference and receive a practical training on working in conflict areas together with students from other few MA programs.

Graduates of this program gain knowledge, skills, capacities and motivation important to professional work in international, national and local civil society and government organizations. Upon completing the program, graduates are prepared to start their careers in the fields of conflict analysis, resolution and transformation, nonviolence, disarmament, peace-making, peacekeeping and peace-building, security sector reform, local/global justice, transnational organized crime, conflict and peace-sensitive policy-making, as well as in tribunals at the local, regional, and global levels.

Admission requirements

  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CV
  • Passport copy
  • Three passport size photos for ID purposes