Semester 2

The second semester is conducted at the four regional partner universities and students will be asked to nominate preferences for their course of study. Once allocated, all students follow two core compulsory units:

  • HRTD6907 - Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms II
  • HRTD6908 - Critical and Emerging Regional Issues

In addition to the two core compulsory units, students will choose one of the two following elective options:

  1. HRTD6909 - Human Rights and Democratisation Dissertation Part I
    HRTD 6911 - Human Rights and Democratisation Dissertation Part II
  2. OR
  3. HRTD6910 - Human Rights and Democratisation Internship Part I
    HRTD6912 - Human Rights and Democratisation Internship Part II

Human Rights and Democratisation Second Semester Electives

Dissertation Elective

The dissertation elective offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of specialisation pertaining to human rights and democratisation. Each student writes a 15,000 to 18,000 word thesis consisting of an original academic piece of work. The research may incorporate field research undertaken in-country.

Internship Elective

Students can also apply for a 6-week internship placement in an inter-governmental, governmental or non-governmental organisation specialising in human rights and democratisation. This elective stream will give selected students an opportunity to immediately put into practice the knowledge acquired throughout the academic year with an aim to acquiring and improving practical work experience, establishing a dialogue between the students and the host organisation, and fostering access to the job market.