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|Application deadline:||Applicants who require a visa: first week of August; Other: first week of September|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||18 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
This postgraduate degree is anchored in a set of values that challenge the murderous thinking behind genocide - which always involves the designation of others who must be eliminated because they do not, supposedly, belong in a given society.
It will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to make that challenge more effective and successful.
A unique programme
The joint European MA in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is a unique inter-disciplinary postgraduate degree programme. The first of its kind in Europe, it will be taught simultaneously in four European universities:
* Collegium Civitas Warsaw, Poland
* Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
* Kingston University London, United Kingdom
* Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
You will take courses in at least two of these universities during an 18-month (three semester) study programme. Please note that while it is fully expected that the programme will be available as indicated at all partner institutions, delivery in Semester 2 in Siena and Collegium is dependent on achieving a minimum enrolment.
The course includes a substantial internship and dissertation element, designed to enable you to engage in advanced study and connect theoretical knowledge with practical experience. You will develop a range of important skills and learn how to:
* work effectively with a wide range of organisations in the field;
* identify early warning signs of the possibility of genocide; and
* make an effective contribution to efforts to prevent genocide and encourage conflict resolution and processes of reconciliation.
Key issues addressed include the meaning and definition of genocide; case studies in genocide and mass violence; humanitarian intervention; human rights protection; responses to mass atrocities; peacekeeping and reconciliation; and genocide prevention.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
* Dissertation - Human Rights and Genocide
* Internship in a Human Rights Organisation
* Defining and Protecting Human Rights
* Foundations and Frameworks of Human Rights
* Human Rights Actors and Activities
* Human Rights and Political Violence
* Managing and Resolving International Conflict
* Research Skills and Methods in Social Sciences
* Strategies for Achieving Human Rights
* The Politics of Mass Murder
* Civil and Political Rights (Viadrina)
* Conflict Prevention and Management (Viadrina)
* Criminal Law and Enforcement
* Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
* Individual Criminal Responsibility (Viadrina)
* Legal and Institutional Foundations (Viadrina)
* Methods of Research and Project Work (Viadrina)
* Modern Nationalism: The Engine of Mass Murder? (Viadrina)
* Negotiating Peace: Dealing with the Challenges of Peace Processes
* Prohibition of Discrimination (Viadrina)
* Rights of Minorities and Peoples (Viadrina)
* Rights of Refugees and Migrants (Viadrina)
* The Jewish Holocaust and other Nazi-led killing programmes - a comparative study (Viadrina)
* Crimes of War and Genocide (Siena)
* Humanitarian Intervention and its Context (Siena)
* Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution (Siena)
* The Universality of Human Rights (Siena)
* Holocaust and Genocide (Collegium Civitas)
* Holocaust Memory and Impact
* Human Rights Organisations (Collegium Civitas)
* International Negotiations and Responsibility to Protect (Collegium Civitas)
* Legal Problems of Human Rights (Collegium Civitas)
* Techniques of Negotiation
* Truth and Reconciliation
One or more of the following:
* a second class degree or above or equivalent; and/or
* relevant non-certified learning.
We particularly welcome applications from people working in human rights organisations.
We normally invite all applicants who fulfil, or are likely to fulfil, the admissions requirements for an interview with the course director or another senior member of the teaching team. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview by email or telephone.
Prior learning - AP(E)L
Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.
English language requirements
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships
The Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.
They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2012/13 academic year) for a one-year, full-time or two-years, part-time masters programme.
The International Office is offers awards totalling £250,000 every year, with each scholarship worth £3,300. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree.
You can apply for an international scholarship if you:
* are an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
* have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2012/13 entry; and
* are not currently registered on a postgraduate course at Kingston University.
You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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