Applications for our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (2018–2019) are Open!

20 November 2017

Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is a unique and innovative programme that combines high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice. One of the very few courses on this subject in Europe, it focuses on an expanding field where there is a strong need for well-trained professionals.

The Programme

The programme (60 ECTS) combines comprehensive theoretical expertise with practical perspectives by offering exposure to current challenges and situations of transitional justice.

Mandatory courses cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

Clinical Work, along with the Transitional Justice Cafés, expose students to contemporary transitional justice issues and provides them with the necessary skills to work in the field.

The Transitional Justice Spring School, a special one-week course, discusses cutting-edge issues in transitional justice.

Options in the second semester – research internships with leading actors, participation in the Nuremberg Moot Court, optional courses or an extended master’s paper – allow student to tailor their studies according to their particular interests.

Faculty

Our MTJ is organized around a small and intimate learning community and our students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field of transitional justice.

Scholarships

We offer partial and full scholarships for our MTJ. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

Campus Life

The Geneva Academy brings together a vibrant, intimate and multicultural community of around 100 talented students, leading professors and key experts in the transitional justice, human rights and humanitarian fields.

The Campus Life section of our website provides all the relevant information regarding:

Admission

The admission section provides detailed information about:

A Four Steps Online Application Process

You can apply via a straightforward online form. The online application is divided into the following four steps:

  1. Decide whether to apply (1) without scholarship, (2) with full scholarship; (3) with partial scholarship
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Attach the required documents
  4. Submit your application

Make sure you have all the requested information and documents before starting your application!

Deadlines

  • Applications without scholarship close on 28 February 2018 (late applications are considered until 5 March 2018)
  • Applications with scholarship close on 31 January 2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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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