The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme, supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges. In partnership with Sky, this graduate scholarship initiative will develop the next generation of outstanding, forward-looking, real-world focused leaders in legal scholarship, activism and practice.
In 2019 we selected five scholars who are studying the following topics: environmental law, with particular reference on the impact on women and children; human rights and international criminal law; children’s rights and protecting children online, and terrorism, radicalisation and cyber security, and we are delighted to be recruiting our second cohort of scholars starting in January 2021.
- Host Country: United Kingdom
- Category: Masters
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Reward: Full Scholarship with Stipends
- Deadline: August 28, 2020
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Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence alongside a creative, action-oriented approach to collaboration and partnership working. They will follow a one-year master’s degree in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice that will equip them with:
- A strong awareness of contemporary global challenges in a rights-based framework;
- An understanding of the role of law and policy in addressing national and transnational challenges;
- The skills to undertake effective research, and develop creative practical solutions, and
- Experience of advocating and engaging with stakeholders to facilitate law and policy reform.
In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
Candidates will hold a first class degree in law, or a related discipline, with strong overall and individual module performance. Exceptional candidates with a good upper second class degree who can demonstrate relevant work experience may also be considered.
In support of their application, candidates are also asked to provide a two-page CV and a cover letter setting out what they hope to gain from the programme and how they will contribute to it. Applicants should also identify and justify the global challenge area they would like to work on.
If neither English nor Welsh is your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- If you are accepted onto this master’s programme, you will receive a scholarship which covers the full tuition fee as well as a stipend of c.£15,000 to contribute towards your living costs.
Method of Application
Please provide a 2-page CV and a cover letter setting out what you hope to gain from the programme and how you will contribute to it, along with your references. Your cover letter must clearly identify and justify the global challenge area you would like to work on from the following list:
- Racial Injustice,
- Online Harms,
- Climate Change,
- Children’s Rights and
- Human Rights and Technology.
For any enquiries email: [email protected]