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MA - Conflict Studies and Human Rights


Utrecht University Humanities

Full time See Course MA 1 year full time

About the course

CONFLICT STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS AND GROUNDED RESEARCH

Why has ’nationalist’ violence erupted in Ukraine? Will cities become the war zones of the future? How is the term ‘human rights’ used and abused in times of violent conflict? What role did social media play in the rise and subsequent collapse of the Arab Spring? What are the ethical and political issues associated with the use of drones in zones of conflict - and what impact does this have on the subjects of surveillance? Who defines ‘evil’ and what does ‘doing good’ mean? How do ‘humanitarian wars’ affect the everyday lives of the ‘victims’ they protect?

These are just some of the pressing questions arising from the complex interconnectedness of today’s world. A solution to these questions can only be found

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Entry Requirements

A relevant Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, law, and/or one of the social sciences.

Knowledge of Conflict Studies and Human Rights, to be demonstrated by at least 30 EC in coursework. In your motivation letter, explain to us in a detailed and compelling way why you believe that the coursework you have completed is relevant for your application into our programme.

The ability to present a feasible and relevant preliminary research idea for your Master’s thesis.

Excellent scholarly abilities, demonstrated by an academic track record of high grades.

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Scholarships

Your application will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Academic background as demonstrated in your application to the Master’s programme
- Your motivation explaining the relevance of your time in the Netherlands and at Utrecht University to your future goals
- The quality and feasibility of your financial plan

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5,000

Eligibility

- Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Never before have been enrolled at an educational institution in the Netherlands
- Have applied for an international master’s programme at Utrecht University
- Meet the specific entry requirements of the programme

Application Procedure

For an overview of the application procedure, please check the website: https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/holland-scholarships&utm_source=findamasters.com&utm_campaign=uu.dcm.int.master.general&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=holland-scholarship

Further Information

https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/holland-scholarships&utm_source=findamasters.com&utm_campaign=uu.dcm.int.master.general&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=holland-scholarship

In 2017, Utrecht University and the Utrecht University Fund proudly announced a new scholarship programme: the Bright Minds Fellowships. This scholarship aims to attract and retain talented students from a broad range of backgrounds, as well as stimulate and support global excellence and diversity in the UU student population.

The Bright Minds Fellowships are made possible by Utrecht University alumni and the Utrecht University Fund.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5,000 or € 10,000

Eligibility

Students who hold an EU/EEA passport (including Dutch), and
- have applied for a Master’s Programme at Utrecht University (only UU students can receive a Bright Minds Fellowship)
- will be starting their Master’s Programme at Utrecht University in September 2018
- will be working to complete their first Master’s degree
- have shown academic achievement in their previous studies
- bring an element of diversity to the UU community

Application Procedure

Complete the online application form before February 1.

The applications are reviewed by the Bright Minds selection committee. The committee considers:
academic achievement, as shown by grades and (if available) GRE or GMAT scores. Personal background, as demonstrated by a variety of factors, including but not limited to educational experience, socio-economic background, cultural heritage, race and ethnicity interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities, community service and work experience

Further Information

https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships&utm_source=findamasters.com&utm_campaign=uu.dcm.int.master.general&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=bright-minds-scholarships

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