M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice
Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.
The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations, legal aspects of the Middle-East conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law etc.
The Faculty is comprised of top academics and practitioners, including past and present members of the UN Human Rights Committee, past and present legal advisers for governments and international organizations such as the UN and the ICRC.
The Program offers an excellent study program in a top-notch university, located in an intellectually stimulating environment: The City of Jerusalem, with its long history of conflict and diversity, and the State of Israel – a Start-Up Nation confronting difficult international law and human rights challenges.
Academically and practically inclined students with strong backgrounds in human rights, conflict resolution, and transitional justice are invited to apply to the Program. We hope to see you become part of our growing family of leading human rights and transitional justice experts around the world!
Applicants must have a BA degree from an accredited university in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.
Applicants who did not previously study at an educational institution where the language of instruction was English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.
Applicants are required to provide their CV, sample of academic writing, letter of recommendation, and official academic transcripts.
Course of Study
The M.A. Program is comprised of theoretical and practical courses, workshops, and seminars which provide a substantial interdisciplinary grounding in fields such as human rights and transitional justice, and comparative and historical courses, in which the students are exposed to key cases dealt with by different countries at different periods of time. Special emphasis will be given to the Israeli-Arab conflict and its resolution.
Tuition is $16,000. This includes extracurricular activities and health insurance. Accommodations in the dorms are an additional cost.
Scholarships and stipends are available to qualified students. Please contact Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz, program coordinator for more information.
Additional scholarships available:
- MASA - For more information please check our website.
- Rothberg International School - The International programs, held in conjunction with Rothberg International School, offer a variety of scholarships to qualified candidates. For more information please check our website.
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