M.Phil. Theory and Practice of Human Rights

University of Oslo

Application deadline: March 1 (Nordic applicants); December 1 (international applicants)
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
Start date: August  2015
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Human Rights: Few other concepts-legal, political or moral-can compete with `human rights´ as an emblem of modernity and globalisation. It brings forward dreams of freedom as well as fears of foreign domination and it refers to actually existing international law and associated legal and political mechanisms as well as processes of far-reaching social and cultural change.

This programme focuses on human rights in both theory and practice from legal, historical, philosophical, political and social science-based perspectives. Students are provided with specialised knowledge about human rights law, including the relationship between that law and other types of human rights initiatives and activities.

Human rights are approached as an element of public international law, at global and regional levels, and the different forms of implementation-international, regional, and national-are examined. They are also contextualised within a social science perspective and knowledge about and understanding of the normative and institutional framework, contemporary issues relating to terrorism, religion, ethnicity, women and development are studied in different courses. There will be opportunities to do practical work (mock trials, internships) and discussions about human rights as social and cultural practices are included in the courses. The final part of the programme consists in writing a thesis through which the students acquire methodological and practical skills well suited to match a growing demand for professionals with a background in human rights.

Requirements

Admission to master's degree studies requires:

* Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.


* a specialization defined by the programme


* a minimum grade average of C (in Norwegian scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.


* a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams below:

a) Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian upper secondary school with a minimum grade of 4 (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year, or

b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.



Required specialization

At least one and a half years (90 ECTS-credits) of your bachelor's studies must be in law, social science, philosophy or related fields. A combination of these subjects is also possible.

From the intake for 2015 the following apply:

At least one and a half years (90 ECTS-credits) of your bachelor's studies must be in law, a social science (i.e., political science, anthropology or sociology), philosophy, history or a related field as long as the study in question includes courses that are relevant for the study of human rights. A combination of these subjects is also possible

English proficiency required for master's degree admission

Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognised tests:

IELTS and TOEFL test results must not be older than two years. Please make sure that your test result is valid at the time of application.

IELTS acadmic - International English Language Testing System with a minimum score of 6.0.

Please upload a copy of your test result. The University of Oslo will verify your test result online. It is currently not possible to submit test results with an IELTS institutional code.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of

* 550 paper-based test (PBT)


* 80 internet-based test (iBT)



Official test report forms must be sent directly to the University of Oslo. The TOEFL code number for the University of Oslo is 0756. If you upload a copy of your test result, please make sure that the results are also sent directly from ETS.

Exemptions:

* Students who have completed a minimum of one year's university studies in academic subjects in UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.


* Students who have completed a minimum of one year of Master's Degree studies with English as a language of instruction in one of the Nordic countries


* Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree with English as a language of instruction in one of the Nordic countries.


* Students who have a degree in English language and/or literature.


* Students with International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.


* Students who have passed University of Cambridge exams, Proficiency (CPE) or Advanced (CAE).


* Students who have passed Advanced Placement International English Language examination (APIEL) with a minimum of 4 points.


* Other exemptions

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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