LLM/MPhil (Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa)

DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2020

APPLY: https://www.chr.up.ac.za/srra


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).


ELIGIBILITY

  • 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.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

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