Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women’s Law: Master’s Degree in Women’s Law

Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women’s Law

The Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women’s Law (SEARCWL) within the Faculty of Law at the University of Zimbabwe invites applications for its Master’s Degree in Women’s Law for 2013.

The programme consists of three semesters over a period of 18 months and will run as follows:

First Semester: January to April 2013
Second Semester: June to September 2013
Third Semester: October 2013 to early February 2014 (Field Research and Dissertations)

Residential at SEARCWL early February to early April 2014

The first semester will cover:

  • Theories and Perspectives of Women’s Law;
  • Research Methodologies and Methods in Women’s Law;
  • Human Rights of Women and a Practical Paper.

In the second semester candidates will carry out research in their own home country for their dissertation ad receive field supervision. The write-up of the dissertation will take place at the SEARCWL, University of Zimbabwe between February and early Aproil 2014. The master’s programme is a fulltime programme, and daily attendance at classes is a requirement for the programme.


A candidate must normally have a first degree in law in the second division above. However, candidates with a lower academic degree ranking who have proven work and research experience in the field of women’s law and related issues, may be considered. Candidates with first degrees in their disciplines may also be considered if they have achieved the appropriate academic standard and have relevant postgraduate experience in areas related to women and the law.

All applicants are required to submit, with their applications, a 500-word outline of how they believe the programme will assist them in their work or national and regional outreach activities. Candidates may be required to be interviewed either in person, telephone or Skype. Applicants should ensure that phone numbers and Skype addresses if you have one, are included in your applications.

Successful candidates must make their own leave arrangements and provide proof of granting of leave prior to joining the programme. Basic subsistence level scholarships may be provided to successful applicants.

The application deadline is 14 September 2012.

For applications forms and further information contact:

Rudo Makunike / Blessing Tsomondo
SEARCWL – University of Zimbabwe
30 Mount Drive
Mount Pleasant
Tel: +26-3 745365
Fax: + 263-4 745348
Mobile: +263 91 2 243 936 / +263 91 2 243 940

E-mail: /

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For more about the Faculty of Law at University of Zimbabwe, refer to

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