Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Laws

Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice
(M.A.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

TAUGHT COMPONENT

In addition to the compulsory study-units students are required to choose study-units to the value of 30 ECTS credits from the elective study-units offered during Semester 2. A minimum of 5 ECTS credits should be chosen from the practical elective units and a minimum of 5 ECTS credits should be chosen from the substantive elective units.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PBL5030 Human Rights Theory and Political Philosophy 5 ECTS
PBL5031 Human Rights within the National Legal Framework 5 ECTS
PBL5032 Human Rights Obligations and State Institutions 5 ECTS
PBL5033 Methodology, Research Skills and Legal Analysis 5 ECTS
PBL5034 International Protection of Human Rights 5 ECTS
PBL5035 Rights and Freedoms - Civil, Political, Social, Economic and Cultural 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Practical Elective Units

PBL5036 Judicial Enforcement of Human Rights 5 ECTS
PBL5037 Non-Judicial Enforcement of Human Rights 5 ECTS
PBL5038 Human Rights Advocacy 5 ECTS

Substantive Elective Units

PBL5039 Family, Family Life and Children in Human Rights Law 5 ECTS
PBL5040 Communication Freedoms 5 ECTS
PBL5041 Dignity in Health Care, Ethics, Morality and Human Rights 5 ECTS
PBL5042 Development and Environment - Human Rights Issues 5 ECTS
PBL5043 Equality and Non Discrimination 5 ECTS
PBL5044 Human Rights: Migration, Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling 5 ECTS
PBL5045 Criminal Justice, International Criminal Law and Human Rights 5 ECTS




Summer Semester

RESEARCH COMPONENT

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this unit)

PBL5023 Dissertation 30 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2021 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Law and Practice - M.A. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws.
 
Last Updated: 29 March 2021
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
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.

https://www.um.edu.mt/course/programme