The University of Oxford invites applications for its Master’s in International Human Rights Law programme for 2009 in the United Kingdom. This is a part-time degree offered over two academic years.
The programme involves two periods of distance learning via the internet as well as two summer sessions held at New College, Oxford. The degree programme is designed in particular for lawyers and other human rights professionals who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law but may need to do so alongside their work or family responsibilities.
The aim of the degree programme is to train and support future leaders in the field of international human rights law. A central objective of the course is to ensure that participants not only know but can also use human rights law. The curriculum places roughly equal emphasis on the substance of human rights law, its implementation, and the development of human rights advocacy skills.
The part-time nature of the programme means that the often fragile human rights offices students work in will not lose key members of staff for an extended period of full-time study. A further advantage of the format is that the faculty is recruited globally and includes eminent human rights scholars and practitioners.
Around 30 students are admitted each year. Our students come from every continent and work in private practice, with the United Nations and other international organisations, many NGOs, with the armed forces, in universities, the media, medicine and other fields. The degree programme seeks to expand access to the offerings of the University of Oxford for human rights professionals who are not in a position to undertake full-time study.
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