Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
18 November 2019
Applications for the 2020–2021 academic year of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) just opened today and will close on 31 January 2020 (applications with scholarships) and on 28 February 2020 (applications without scholarships).
Our MTJ is a one-year full-time postgraduate degree (60 ECTS) designed for highly qualified and open-minded candidates interested in acquiring high-level academic education and practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.
One of the very few programmes on this subject worldwide, its cross-disciplinary approach combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, philosophical and field perspectives and promotes both academic excellence and independent critical thinking.
Core courses take place throughout the year and provide a firm grounding in the central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. During the Spring Semester, students can choose among three different tracks – Thematic Focus, Clinical Work or Academic Research – to tailor their studies according to their particular interests and future goals.
An ongoing focus on practice via exchanges with practitioners, work on concrete case scenarios, a study trip and clinical work allows students to develop the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world and take up responsibilities in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.
The MTJ is organized around small and intimate learning communities. This creates an exceptional learning environment where students from all over the world and with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, experiences and motivations have access to a world-renowned faculty at the cutting-edge of transitional justice issues and challenges.
As a human rights and peacebuilding hub, Geneva offers a broad range of conferences and public events featuring key experts and topics, as well as providing access to leading actors in the field.
With more than 70 public events, expert seminars and conferences organized every year, we host some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners who share their research, views and experiences with our students and directly touch upon topics addressed in the programme.
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva through a highly competitive process based on academic merit, extra-curricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs.
For our MTJ, we only provide full and partial scholarships for citizens of non-western countries. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.
The admission section of our website provides detailed information about:
You can apply via a straightforward online form. The online application comprises the following four steps:
Make sure you have all the requested information and documents before starting your application!
If you still have questions, our FAQ addresses the main questions related to our MTJ, the admission procedure and living in Geneva.
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UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy