Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice

Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice

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Course title Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice
Course code PMAHRPFTT8
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Therese Comodini Cachia
Delivered by Faculty of Laws
The aim of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice is primarily to provide a multi-disciplinary and in-depth teaching of human rights law. It aims at giving participants theoretical knowledge and practical know-how 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.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

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

(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or with at least Category II in any other area of study deemed relevant by the Board.

The admission of applicants under paragraph (b) shall be made conditional on the result of an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

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

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Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolement Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
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.
Past participants have come from a number of fields including the judiciary, legal service providers, the public service, police and security forces, 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.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice 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.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 29 March 2021

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