International Human Rights Exchange: MA in Human Rights

International Human Rights Exchange

Africa’s leading School of Social Sciences provides cutting edge training in critical thinking and practical research skills for the real world. The emphasis is on intensive study, with dynamic classes led by a world-class staff.

The new master’s degree is an interdisciplinary MA programme in Human Rights and can be completed in one year of study. Graduates may seek employment in areas such as research, diplomacy, policy analysis, civil society organisations and with international organisations such as the United Nations and United Nations Development Programme.

Students will be expected to take three courses and complete a dissertation.

Courses, for example, include:

  • Human Rights and Power: A Contextual Approach;
  • Human Rights and the Marketplace;
  • International Human Rights Law;
  • Collective Action and Social Movements;
  • Migration and Human Rights;
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Admission to all degrees is competitive.

The International Human Rights Exchange is also able to receive proposals for PhDs.

Enquiries: Elanza Nakamela, Tel: 011 717 4391, E-mail: or Professor Vinodh Jaichand, E-mail:

Closing date for the Masters is 30 September 2012.

Closing date for Accommodation is 31 October 2012.

Closing date for bursaries is 31 August 2012.

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