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Applications are invited from individuals who hold a good honours degree from an approved university or college in a related field of Human Rights. Applications for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship places and self-funded Places are now open. Advice on recognition of qualifications may be obtained from the International Admissions Office (erasmusadmissions@roehampton.ac.uk). This programme is intended for graduates with experience of working in the field of Human Rights for a minimum of 2 years (This may include unpaid work – volunteering for example. Please see full requirements listed below for more information).  

Programme Commences

August 2017

The Award

Students will receive a joint degree award from Roehampton, Gothenburg and Deusto.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need a good 1st degree, British Bachelor equivalent recognised by the Masters consortium in a related field of social sciences and relevant professional experience.

English Language Qualification

Please refer to English language skills information PDF below.

English language skills information (PDF)

Selection Process

Applications are checked on arrival to ensure that the candidates meet the entry criteria. Those applications that meet the criteria are carried forward to the selection board held in January of every year. Due weight will be given to the stated rationale for undertaking this international programme, ability to communicate clearly, the nature and relevance of prior experience and the manner in which international co-operation and understanding will be fostered after completion.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2017! 

To Apply for a Student Self-Funded Place

  • Read through the entry requirements to ensure you are eligible.
  • Follow the sections in the online application form to ensure you complete all of the required fields. 
  • Remember to indicate on the online form that you wish to be considered as self-funding applicant.
  • Please ensure that you attach all supporting documentation listed: A copy of your passport; Transcripts and Diploma certificates for all of your relevant education history; English language qualification; CV in an European format; a personal statement and 2 professional or academic references. To your application (If you are unable to send all of the documentation please contact the admissions office ( erasmusadmissions@roehampton.ac.uk ) within good time before the final deadline day to request help and advice.
  • Any documents you wish to upload and cannot see where to do so please upload in the 'Additional Information' section towards the end of the online application.  
  • To access the online application site follow this link: https://uniofroehampton.force.com/OnlineApp (It is advisable to use a Google or Firefox browser to open the link )

Self-funded applications - Deadline 30th April 2017

Applications for self-funded study on the MA Human Rights Policy and Practice (Erasmus Mundus) are now being accepted until 13th June 2017. This is open to EU passport holders ONLY.

Deadline for International applications: 30 April 2017 (for all international candidates who require a Visa to study in the European Union).

To Apply for a Student Scholarship Place - Applications are now closed     

  • Read through the entry requirements to ensure you are eligible.
  • Follow the sections in the online application form to ensure you complete all of the required fields.
  • Remember to indicate on the online form that you wish to be considered as scholarship applicant.
  • Please ensure that you attach all supporting documentation listed: A copy of your passport; Transcripts and Diploma certificates for all of your relevant education history; English language qualification; CV in an European format; a personal statement and 2 professional or academic references. To your application (If you are unable to send all of the documentation please contact the admissions office ( erasmusadmissions@roehampton.ac.uk ) within good time before the final deadline day to request help and advice.
  • Any documents you wish to upload and cannot see where to do so please upload in the 'Additional Information' section towards the end of the online application. 

Deadline for online applications for 2017 entry: 5th December 2016

Applications received after the deadline of 12pm GMT, on the 5th December 2016 will not be accepted under any circumstances.  


Entry Requirements for Student Applications

  • A first degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS/UK Degree) from a recognised university or college in a related field of Human Rights, in line with national legislation in all three partner countries and at least two year's practitioner experience in the field*.

or

  • A first degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS/UK Degree) from a recognised university or college in any field, in line with national legislation in all three partner countries and at least five year's practitioner experience in the field*.

and

  • Appropriate English language level (see below).

Please refer to English language skills information PDF below. Please note that both TOEFL IBT and IELTS tests are only valid for 2 years. You will need to provide a qualification valid until at least the Autumn of 2018. Please consider if this means you will be required to take a new test, then you will need to do this before the deadline in order to submit the required documents. This requirement is non-negotiable and is required in order for you to enter and study in the UK, Sweden and Spain. 

English language skills information (PDF)

For advice on recognition of alternative qualifications, contact the International Admissions Office at the University of Roehampton (erasmusadmissions@roehampton.ac.uk).

 

Top tip for writing your application: 

* If you want to go for the scholarship then you will need some experience. Most successful scholarship applications will show how interest has been translated into action. The most obvious is where people have work experience, (it maybe unpaid work) such as volunteering, or activism. These can look very impressive if it is presented well, such as; how and why you got into it, what you learned from it and how you think this course can build on that.

 

To Apply as a Visiting Scholar

  • Read through the entry requirements below to make sure you are eligible.
  • Follow the guidance notes and check list at the beginning of the application document before completing the application form. Follow this link to download the paper form.
  • Please ensure that you attach all supporting documentation listed in the check list to to your application. If you are unable to send all of the documentation in one email please compress the documents into a Zip folder or send several emails marked clearly in the subject line (for example: Application for ..(NAME)..... Attachments Part 1, 2, 3 ).
  • Applications must be sent by email  to erasmusadmissions@roehampton.ac.uk  and EMHRPP@roehampton.ac.uk they will not be accepted if they are not received at this email address.

Deadline for applications for 2017 contribution to the programme are now closed

Role of Visiting Scholars

  • Network with staff and students – creating opportunities for further institutional networking and collaboration.
  • Take part in activities for engagement with students and staff.
  • Contribute to seminars/talks at the institution(s) for students and staff.
  • Conduct a short research project and write a report of the experiences and research during the time.
  • Act as a critical friend – interacting with and supporting students.
  • Be invited/encouraged to be present at the symposium for the presentation of student research in Roehampton in June each year.

Visiting Scholar Entry Requirements

  • Required English Language level (see below)
  • Professional/academic experience in the field of Human Rights with experience of formulating or critiquing policy and/or developing approaches to practice.
  • Qualifications related to Human Rights (either a doctorate or professorship in or related to Human Rights.
  • Outstanding academic and/or professional experience and bring added value to delivery of EMHRPP.
  • Commitment to actively participate in activities of the programme.
  • Be willing and able to spend minimum two weeks and maximum three months in one or more partner HEIs on the programme.

English language qualifications

To follow this programme successfully (as a student or visiting scholar), you will need to be fluent in written and spoken English.

If you do not have any of the English Language Qualifications listed on either of the two leaflets below then you need to acquire a minimum English Language qualification of IELTS Level 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band or TOEFL IBT score of 89 overall (with no less than 17 Listening, 18 Reading, 20 Speaking and 17 Writing).

Equivalent alternatives will be considered and are listed on the leaflets. Any other alternatives not listed on the leaflets will not be considered.

English Language Qualification Guidance
International English Language Skills Information leaflet (PDF)
Erasmus Mundus Equivalent English Language Alternatives (Word)

Selection process for students applying for a scholarship

The first stage of the selection process is a screening of all applications received against the entry criteria specified above. Please note: applications that do not meet the entry requirements stipulated above will not be entered into the second stage of the selection process and will be informed of this in January 2017. Those who do not receive notification in January can assume their applications have gone through to the second stage.

The second stage of the selection process takes place in January when the joint selection board constituting all three EU partner institutions will meet to review and approve the list of students. During the student selection process, due weight will be given to the stated rationale for undertaking this international programme, the level of qualification, ability to communicate clearly, the nature and relevance of prior professional experience and the manner in which international cooperation and understanding will be fostered after completion of the degree programme. Applications will be reviewed against the consortium's selection criteria and attention given to first/second degree, grades and English language attained by applicants.

A list of all selected applicants will then be reviewed for approval by the EU between February and March. Results of successful and unsuccessful candidates can only be released in June 2017.

Candidates are free to contact the Erasmus Mundus Administration Team (EMHRPP@roehampton.ac.uk) should they wish to raise an appeal against a decision made. It is vital that you have all supporting documents which provide evidence that you have fulfilled all the entry requirements/selection criteria for the programme. otherwise your appeal may not be accepted. It should be taken into consideration that, with a limited number of funded places to offer, not all applicants can be accepted onto the course and the EU restricts intake of nationalities by two per country in order to ensure geographical diversity. 

Selection process for self-funded places and visiting scholars

The first stage of the selection process is a screening of all applications received against the entry criteria specified above. The second stage of the selection process takes place in May when the applications are reviewed by all three EU partner institutions. During the student selection process, due weight will be given to the stated rationale for undertaking this international programme, the level of qualification, ability to communicate clearly, the nature and relevance of prior professional experience and the manner in which international cooperation and understanding will be fostered after completion of the degree programme. Applications will be reviewed against the consortium's selection criteria and attention given to first/second degree, grades and English language attained by applicants.

Results of successful and unsuccessful candidates can only be released in June 2017.

Candidates are free to contact the Erasmus Mundus Administration Team (EMHRPP@roehampton.ac.uk ) should they wish to raise an appeal against a decision made. It is vital that you have all supporting documents which provide evidence that you have fulfilled all the entry requirements/selection criteria for the programme. Otherwise your appeal may not be accepted.