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Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (MCR)

Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (MCR)


Start Date: February

Application Deadline: Applies to:
September 15 All Students
(Auditors accepted)
Admission Decisions released: December


Course Language: English

Entry Requirements: LLB/JD or equivalent law degree,
Non-law graduate degree where law is a substantial element,
Non-law graduate degree where the subject area is a substantial element,
Non-law graduate degree with working experience in the subject area

Part time: yes

Length: 24 Months

Tuition fee: Applies to :
CHF 14400All Students

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What the school says:


The MAS in Children’s Rights (MCR) is an interdisciplinary and international part-time two-year postgraduate program in children's rights, which attracts a diverse range of graduate students from all over the world. It takes place over a two-year period and requires participants to attend seven compulsory week-long modules over the two years. In addition to these residential modules and the completion of exercises and examinations based on the required course reading materials, students are also expected to devise an individual training program which consists of two obligatory assignments: the submission of a report on conferences attended and the completion of a research paper (Master’s thesis), and of one optional task: a segment of practical experience and an internship report.
Each residential module has a specific theme: 1) Children's rights in context, 2) Childhood studies and Childhood research methodology, 3) Children's rights and international law, 4) Child labour and education, 5) Children in contact with the law, 6) Children’s rights in the context of health and in relation to migration and 7) Implementation and monitoring strategies. The compulsory residential modules all take place in Switzerland, and are held either at the IUKB in Sion or at the University of Fribourg.

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