Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Law with a specialization in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English. This program is 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.
The faculty is comprised of top academics and practitioners, including past and present members of the UN Human Rights Committee as well as past and present legal advisers to governments and international organizations such as the UN and the ICRC.
The Program offers an excellent study program in a world-renowned 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, provide an immeasurably valuable context for our students.
We invite all academically and practically inclined students with strong backgrounds in human rights, conflict resolution, and transitional justice to apply to the program. We hope you become a part of our growing family of leading human rights and transitional justice experts around the world!
Over the course of the 1-year program, students will participate in developmental workshops and seminars.
International Humanitarian Law: Contemporary Challenges, Contemporary Conflicts
Human Dignity in Comparative Perspective
International Human Rights Law
Student Life at the Hebrew University
Be part of a welcoming community of students from over 100 countries
Courses are designed to offer a small group setting for more personalized education
Participate in international student associations and social forums
Network with professional alumni from around the world
Why the Hebrew University of Jerusalem?
As one of the top 100 universities in the world, we boast a faculty of world-renowned lecturers
Jerusalem offers a backdrop of diverse cultures, a vibrant social scene, and international landmarks
Located in the heart of the StartUp Nation, Jerusalem is filled with inspiring innovation and technological advancements
Applicants must have a BA degree from an accredited university in political science, international relations, or 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 95 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7. The minimum Psychometric English subsection /Amiram exam score is 134. The minimum Amir exam score is 234.
Applicants are required to provide their CV, sample of academic writing, letter of recommendation, and official academic transcripts.
Tuition is $16,000. Accommodations in the dorms and health insurance are at an additional cost.
Scholarships and stipends are available to qualified students.
Additional scholarships available:
Rothberg International School - The International programs, held in conjunction with Rothberg International School, offer a variety of scholarships to qualified candidates.
The Program Offers
Scholarships: Financial aid and merit-based scholarships and stipends are available to qualified students.
Additional living scholarships for outstanding students.
Specialization programs in Israel and abroad  Study tours: Course on Transitional Justice in Israel offers field-trips to relevant sites and communities such as East Jerusalem and the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev.
Integrating students into research groups and international conferences.
Thesis Track: Students may choose to submit a master's thesis under the guidance of one of the faculty members.