The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and Human Rights Degree offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands-on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions.
- Global Law and Human Rights
- Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
- Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training
- Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation
The University for Peace is characterized by its diversity and multiculturalism. For 2018-2019, we have 174 students from 55 countries (166 women vs. 58 men). As a result, our campus is always full of student activities, most of them organized by the students themselves. In past years, we have had yoga classes, conversation classes in different languages, the celebration of cultural nights (Asian night, Latin night, European night, etc.), as well as institutional activities open to students (Zumba classes, academic "brown bag" lunches, etc.).
Graduates of these programs will gain knowledge, capacities, skills, and motivation relevant to professional work in international, national and local government or civil society agencies and organizations. UPEACE Alumni are prepared to succeed in fields related to conflict analysis, resolution and transformation; nonviolence; disarmament; peace-making, peacekeeping and peace-building; security sector reform; local/global justice; transnational organized crime; conflict and place-sensitive policy-making, as well as in tribunals at the local, regional, and global levels, not to mention peace and conflict studies/research.
The following documentation is required to complete your application process for the UPEACE on-campus M.A. programs. Please have them ready and on hand before beginning your online application process, as they will need to be uploaded into the system.
Required supporting documents to be uploaded:
- English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
- Official Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- UPEACE Acknowledgment of Financial Responsibility
- Copy of Passport (front page with photo only)
- Passport-size photo
The online application requires electronic (PDF) scans of required documents. Should admission be granted, the following documents will be eventually be required in official hard copy:
- English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS) - if applicable
- Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Degree Certificate (and English translations if applicable)
- Six (6) passport-size photos.
Upon submission of the online application form and supporting uploaded documents, the UPEACE Admissions system will send an automatic confirmation email. The date and time of submission will be noted in the system. Applications received after the established deadline will be considered for admission for the following academic year. Each application received by the established deadline will be reviewed for completeness. A second acknowledgement will be sent to the applicant by the Admissions Officer, informing him/her of the status of his/her application, whether it is complete and able to be passed on for academic review.
We are not able to provide any information about the status of applicants over the phone or to third parties. Information will only be provided to the applicant using the email provided in the online application form. Please address any email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please write down your application id number before submitting your application, as this number is not made available to the admissions office and cannot be recovered.
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