The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme, which is supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges, including:
Environmental law, with particular reference on the impact on women and children;
Human rights and international criminal law;
Children’s rights and protecting children online, and
Terrorism, radicalisation and cybersecurity.
In partnership with Sky, this graduate scholarship initiative will develop the next generation of outstanding, forward-looking and real-world focused leaders in legal scholarship, activism and practice.
If you are accepted onto this master’s programme, you will receive a scholarship which covers the full tuition fee as well as a stipend of c.£15,000 to contribute towards your living costs.
Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence alongside a creative, action-oriented approach to collaboration and partnership working. They will follow a one-year (12 months) Master of Arts degree in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice. The degree programme is based on experiential learning and includes a research project placement. In addition, Scholars will benefit from a range of additional activities, including mentorship, guest speakers, visits and media training.
Why Global Challenges at Swansea?
As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.
The School has an international reputation for research, education and experiential learning that equips students, staff and partners with the skills and experiences to understand the changing legal landscape, and to confront societal challenges.
The School’s productive international collaborations with academic, commercial and public sector organisations support its ambition to be at the forefront of education in law and criminology, recognised as much for its capacity to influence policy and debate as for the quality of the education it provides.
In addition to leading experts in human rights, environmental law, international criminal justice, and commercial law, the School is home to:
The Observatory on Human Rights of Children, which works to embed children’s human rights at every stage of decision-making on matters that affect them. The Observatory’s research influenced Wales’ child rights laws, which have gained international recognition;
The Cyber Threats Research Centre, which leads the UK in research into terrorist use of social media. Through the law school, Swansea is the only UK university to be part of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism research network and is the only UK member of Europol’s steering committee on online terrorist propaganda;
The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, the largest specialist research centre of its kind in Europe.
Your Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice Experience
Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence alongside a creative, action-oriented approach to collaboration and partnership working. They will follow a one-year master’s degree in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice that will equip them with:
Strong awareness of contemporary global challenges in a rights-based framework;
An understanding of the role of law and policy in addressing national and transnational challenges;
The skills to undertake effective research, and develop creative practical solutions, and
Experience of advocating and engaging with stakeholders to facilitate law and policy reform.
Alongside their degree programme, scholars will benefit from a complementary range of additional activities, designed to further develop their skills and experience, and enhance their employability.
These will include mentorship by researchers and practitioners, bespoke media training, a series of workshops and seminars delivered by leading experts, and opportunities to visit relevant international institutions.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.