06 July 2012

Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB)
Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights
Sion/Fribourg (Switzerland), 2013-2014

The Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) is a part-time two-year postgraduate programme in children’s rights, which is jointly organised by the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB), associated with the International Institute on children’s rights (IDE), both in Sion (Switzerland) and the Law School and the Institute for family research and counselling at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). The MCR is an interdisciplinary and international programme which attracts a diverse range of graduate students from all over the world.

Note from the webmasters: this is probably the best Master in children's rights one can find in Europe or even worldwide (Yves Haeck & Clara Burbano Herrera). 

Two years programme & starting date
The 2013-2014 cycle of this two-year programme will begin on 4 February 2013.

For whom
The programme is designed for professionals who work with children’s rights issues, these may include: lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, judges, social workers, government officials, staff from non-governmental organisations, academics and journalists.

Duration and content
It takes place over a two-year period and requires participants to attend seven compulsory week-long modules over the two years (3 modules during the first year and 4 during the second year). 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 programme which consists of two obligatory assignments: the submission of a report on conferences or meetings attended and the completion of a research paper (Master’s thesis), and of one optional task : a segment of practical experience (2 weeks) and an internship report.

Themes residential modules
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’s rights 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.

Place residential modules
The compulsory residential modules all take place in Switzerland, and are held either at the IUKB in Sion or at the University of Fribourg.

Tuition fee
The total tuition fee for the two-year programme is 14.400 CHF (approximately 12.000 € / 15.150 US$) and does not include travel or living expenses.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2012.

Further information
For further information on the Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights, please see the information provided on the web site www.iukb.ch/mcr, or contact: Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB), MAS in Children’s Rights, P.O. Box 4176, CH – 1950 Sion 4, tel. +41 (27) 205 73 00, fax +41 (27) 205 73 01, e-mail: mcr@iukb.ch.
Þ MCR 2013-2014 Brochure

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