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International Human Rights Law and Justice

12 months
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735 USD/credit 19845 USD/year
597 USD/credit 16119 USD/year
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About

International Human Rights Law and Justice from The American University in Cairo considers protection of the individual as developed through organs of the United Nations, other international institutions, and at regional and domestic levels in the North and in the South.  

Overview

International Human Rights Law and Justice from The American University in Cairo seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of human rights law and in the methods of solid multidisciplinary research that are required for investigating legal issues pertaining to human rights. It is intended for those presently working, or desiring to work, in humanitarian organizations, in government departments and agencies concerned with humanitarian issues, or in other public, private and international sectors where there is increasingly a need for persons who have an understanding of the law and legal consequences of human rights within an international framework.

Careers 

Opportunities are available to graduates in international organizations and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights Law and Critique 
  • International Humanitarian Law 
  • Human Rights in the Middle East 
  • Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

27 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant for admission to the MA program should have an acceptable bachelor’s degree in law, political science or a closely related social science (preferably with a minor in political science or law studies) with a grade of gayyid giddan (very good) or a grade point average of 3.0. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • An updated resume (CV)  
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
  • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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