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University of Pretoria 2020 Masters Degree in Disability Rights-South Africa

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria is launching the 2020 LLM/MPhil (Disability Rights in Africa) degree.

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 the period of two years).

The programme is open to individuals from diverse professional backgrounds including disability rights advocates, lawyers, researchers, social activists and educators.  Students will be empowered to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the available innovations and opportunities.

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About University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is a research intensive university. Hence, it is seeking candidates for doctoral studies who will make significant contributions to its research endeavour. As part of South Africa's contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, the University of Pretoria has made funds available for two doctoral scholarships for students coming from Commonwealth Countries (excluding South African students). This scholarship is known as the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship and will be awarded on a competitive basis. The University of ... read more


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Aim and Benefits of University of pretoria Masters Scholarship

Qualified candidates would be awarded full scholarship

In particular, students will be empowered to:

  1. Challenge rights violations by drafting enforceable legislation consistent with the CRPD and the African Disability Protocol
  2. Utilise enforcement mechanisms set forth in the CRPD and the African Disability Protocol
  3. Take forward disability rights litigation requesting CRPD and the African Disability Protocol-compliant remedies
  4. Engage in disability rights advocacy and
  5. Develop law, education, or other academic curricula informed by the CRPD and the Protocol.

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Requirements for University of pretoria Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. Law students (LLM option): A degree allowing access to the legal profession
  2. Non-law students (MPhil option): At least an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to disability rights
  3. Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest.

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Pretoria on centreforhumanrights.submittable.com to apply

To download the application document, click here (please note – you must create an account on the Submittable platform before you can apply)

For more details, visit university of pretoria website


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