27 November 2023
Applications for the 2024–2025 academic year of our Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) are open.
They will run until 26 January 2024 for applications with a scholarship and until 24 February 2024 for applications without a scholarship.
This one-year full-time postgraduate degree is 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.
An ongoing focus on practice via exchanges with practitioners, work on concrete case scenarios and a study trip 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, creating an exceptional learning environment where some of the most diverse, experienced and academically qualified students have access to a prestigious faculty composed of leading academics and renowned experts and practitioners working for international organizations and NGOs who are in touch with the latest developments and debates.
Weekly tutorials given by our Teaching Assistants allow students to revise and discuss concepts and issues addressed in the core courses and prepare for the exams.
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.
The MTJ provides the necessary legal and practical skills for a successful career in inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with transitional justice, human rights, the rule of law, peace negotiations or international criminal justice, as well as in public administration, international tribunals or academic institutions.
The admission section of our website provides detailed information about:
In order for their applications to be reviewed, all applicants must submit within the week following the submission of their application a non-refundable admission fee of CHF 100 via this link.
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!
We organize online Q&A information sessions for prospective students to allow candidates to exchange with our Student Office and current students about the programmes, the application process and requirements, life in Geneva, career opportunities and other concerns.
Upcoming information sessions will take place from 13:30 to 14:30 (Geneva time, CET) on the following dates:
Prior registration is required to attend one of these sessions.
As a Human Rights Officer at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Ignacio Bollier works on cases related to crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations during transitional and post-transitional contexts. He tells in this interview about the programme, fond memories and what it brought to his career.
Applications for the 2024–2025 academic year of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights are open. They will run until 26 January 2024 for applications with a scholarship and until 24 February 2024 for applications without a scholarship.
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