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Key information
University SOAS University of London
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 22840
Application deadline(s) December 1, 2024
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The MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice offered by the SOAS University of London is designed for those working or intending to work in international organizations, international non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups and think tanks in the fields of rights, transitional justice and humanitarian assistance.

The program’s curriculum is designed to focus on analysis of global human rights ‘’where, many claim, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention’’. During the courses students learn about the politics of human rights, international and transitional justice, and humanitarianism within both conflict and post-conflict societies. Furthermore, students attending this program have an opportunity to participate in all of the activities of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice, such as workshops, closed and public seminars, expert briefings and professional trainings, a student-led blog, and other regular social events. A small group of selected students undergo through a competitive application process to be included in the Centre’s internship scheme.

After completing the program, graduates do not only leave with a knowledge and understanding of some of the most complex cultural and political issues of the present, but also with a set of transferable skills that are important in many management and professional careers.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Political Science or International Relations or a related social science
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Supporting statement
  • References