Deadline: 31st August 2017.
About the programme
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria now offers a LLM/MPhil (Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa) degree. This two-year programme is offered as a blended learning course comprising of online interaction and residential block-weeks in Pretoria. Two contact sessions will be scheduled every year (four contact sessions over the period of two years).
Goals of the programme:
The LLM/MPhil (Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa) has short-term as well as long-term goals. In the short-term, it aims to secure the following goals:
to equip the learner with knowledge and understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights from domestic, regional and global international perspectives
to equip the learner with research skills in sexual and reproductive health and rights
to equip the learner with advocacy skills for promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
to equip the learner with practical skills for securing the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights
The goals of the Master’s programme go beyond the mere enrichment of the learner. In the long-term, the LLM/MPhil Programme should yield to individuals, and communities in African region and beyond, tangible social benefits, including:
grooming of leaders with a capacity to influence the social transformation of societies
raising of public awareness about sexual and reproductive health and rights
increasing the public understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights
enhancing the capacity of groups, networks or organisations that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and related rights, including the rights of women and sexual minorities
advancing the reproductive and sexual health and rights of individuals and communities
combating discrimination and stigma surrounding sexual and reproductive health and rights
influencing interventions in sexual and reproductive health and rights national and regional levels
influencing policy-making in sexual and reproductive health and rights at the national and regional levels
Who can apply?
1. The LLM degree is open to individuals with a LLB degree or equivalent.
2. The MPhil degree is open to non-lawyers with at least an honours degree in an academic discipline relevant to sexual and reproductive rights in Africa OR any other qualification in an academic discipline relevant to sexual and reproductive rights in Africa that allows admission to a master’s programme at the institution where the undergraduate qualification was obtained. If that qualification has duration of less than 4 years, substantial proven practical or professional experience in sexual and reproductive rights in Africa, subject to the discretion of the Dean, is further required. Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest.
Individuals from all African countries are invited to apply for admission to study for the Master’s Degree (LLM/MPhil) in Sexual and Reproductive Rights Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Applicants must be in possession of a first degree in Law (LLB, licence en droit or licenciatura em direito) or an Honours degree relevant to Sexual and reproductive rights.
All documents uploaded must be typewritten.
The following documents will be requested when during your application:
Previous academic records/transcripts
Previous degree certificate(s)
Copy of bio-data page of passport
A good quality photograph of yourself
For applicants who did not obtain their qualifications in English: TOEFL, SAT1 or IELTS Test certificate.
How to Apply:
Click HERE to apply.