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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization of Governance
 
COURSE CODE PMAHDGFTT4

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

MA HRD(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters

Full-time

90

COURSE OVERVIEW
The aim of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation of Governance is primarily to provide a multi-disciplinary and in-depth teaching of human rights law and democratization of governance. It aims at giving participants theoretical and practical knowledge of human rights through an analysis of human rights concepts, international, regional and national documents, and the application of such concepts and documents in practice.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES Participants will obtain:

a. a knowledge of human rights concepts, treaties, conventions and applicable laws, and systems of protection of human rights,

b. an ability to apply human rights concepts, regulation and procedures to factual situations,

c. a knowledge of the procedures for redress and other methods of promoting human rights.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation have progressed in the academic field and moved on to follow PhD programmes. Others have taken their careers further and work as educators or promoters of human rights within their national education or justice system. Other graduates are employed with NGOs, national, regional and international organisations such as the Council of Europe and the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR Past participants have come from a number of fields including the judiciary, legal service providers, the police, teachers, social workers and members of national diplomatic corps amongst others. Graduates with degrees in law, the social sciences, social work, and from faculty of arts have also participated in the Masters programme.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or with at least Category II in Law, or in social sciences, or the political sciences, or international relations, or the humanities or

(b) an Honours degree classified with Third Class or of a Bachelor degree with Category III provided that they have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following the first cycle degree.

The admission of applicants under paragraph (b) shall be made conditional on the result of an interview.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2015.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 27 January 2016
 
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Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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