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About the programme

LLM MPhil SRRA Centre for Human Rights advert 20191

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria now offers an 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 a period of two years).

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Who can apply?

  • The LLM degree is open to individuals with an LLB degree or equivalent.
  • 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 a duration of fewer 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. A maximum of fifteen students will be accepted for the 2018 academic year.

How to apply

Course duration (two years)

2020 intake: January 2020 - December 2021

Application deadline: 30 June 2019

This is a selection course and applications must be submitted before 31 July 2019 to be admitted to the 2020 academic year.

Scholarships

UP TO 15 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AFRICAN CITIZENS.

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 the 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
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About the programme

LLM MPhil SRRA Centre for Human Rights advert 20191

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria now offers an 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 a period of two years).

submittable submit button

Who can apply?

  • The LLM degree is open to individuals with an LLB degree or equivalent.
  • 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 a duration of fewer 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. A maximum of fifteen students will be accepted for the 2018 academic year.

How to apply

Course duration (two years)

2020 intake: January 2020 - December 2021

Application deadline: 30 June 2019

This is a selection course and applications must be submitted before 31 July 2019 to be admitted to the 2020 academic year.

Scholarships

UP TO 15 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AFRICAN CITIZENS.

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 the 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