DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2020
There are 15 scholarships available for the LLM/MPhil (Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa) by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. 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).
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 honors 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.
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
HOW TO APPLY
All applications are completed online. Applicants must be in possession of a first degree in Law or an Honours degree relevant to Sexual and reproductive rights. All documents uploaded must be typewritten.
The following documents will be requested when during your application:
Previous academic records/transcripts
Previous degree certificate(s)
Copy of bio-data page of passport
A good quality photograph of yourself
Deadline for receipt of applications for the 2021 class is 30 June 2020
All applicants will be notified whether they were successful or not by 31 October 2020