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MSc Scholarship to promote human rights in Israel and Palestine/Occupied Territories

The Sir Siegmund Warburg scholarship offers Palestinian and Israeli students the opportunity to undertake full-time postgraduate human rights study at LSE.

The MSc Human Rights programme offers a concentrated, twelve-month engagement with human rights. The core course 'Approaches to Human Rights' provides students with an overview of the various philosophical, sociological and legal approaches to the subject. The core course is designed to give a strong intellectual underpinning to the MSc, which is then built on further through the choice of optional courses and dissertation subject which each student makes. More information about the MSc Human Rights is in the graduate prospectus.

In 2017/18 the scholarship has a value of £28,000 which will cover the tuition fee of £21,576 with the remainder available to support living expenses. Further LSE funds may be available.

One scholarship is awarded each year.

How to apply

1. Make a formal application to the LSE to the MSc Human Rights via the online LSE application form as early as possible and no later than Friday 10 March 2017.

2. Once holding an offer of a place, eligible students will be invited to apply for the Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship.

3. Applications must be received by Wednesday 3 May 2017. Submission details will be sent directly to eligible applicants.

The criteria

Applicants must be resident in Israel, Palestine/ Occupied Territories or Palestinian camps in Syria, Jordan or Lebanon and in possession of a formal offer of a place on the MSc Human Rights at LSE.

They must be able to demonstrate both financial need and the potential to engage in, promote and set high standards for human rights work in the region. Eligible applicants will be required to submit a personal statement in which they should explain how they meet the criteria set out for the Scholarship and how they envisage putting their study programme to practical use.

As scholarship applications can only be accepted from those who have already been offered a place on the LSE MSc Human Rights, candidates are encouraged urged to apply to the MSc Human Rights as early as possible, and no later than Friday 10 March 2017.

The Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.

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