Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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).

Requirements

  • 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 2021 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

Course duration (two years)

2020 intake: January 2021 – December 2022

How to Apply:

The LLM/MPhil in Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa is a unique two-year programme is offered as a blended learning course comprising of online interaction and residential block-weeks in Pretoria.
Two contact sessions are scheduled every year (four contact sessions over a period of two years).

  • Law students
    A degree allowing access to the legal profession (eg LLB or licence en droit)
  • Other students (non-law students)
    At least an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to sexual and reproductive rights.
    For more information on the course and the programme structure, please visit the Curriculum page
    For more information on the course and the programme structure, please visit the Prospective Students

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Pretoria LLM/MPhil (Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa) Scholarships 2020

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