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Professional Development Online Diploma on Human Rights and Forced Displacement (begins 1 March, 2017)

March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Description of the Diploma

The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is announcing a call for applications for its its successful Professional Development Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement, beginning on 1 March, 2015, courses for which can be taken entirely online. This Diploma, aimed at professionals seeking training for career development, can be obtained upon successful completion of the five online courses offered in the programme.

1. Forced Migration and Human Rights: 1 March – 11 April, 2017

2. Trafficking in Persons: 26 April – 6 June, 2017

3. Protection of Refugees: 28 June – 08 August, 2017

4. Protection of Stateless Persons: 30 August – 10 October, 2017

5. Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: 25 October – 5 December, 2017

Each of these courses is also offered as a stand-alone certificate course, but participants can now obtain a diploma by taking all the five courses which fall within the overarching theme of forced displacement. The diploma is designed in a way that participants develop incremental expertise in the different limbs of forced displacement and its linkages with human rights.

Who Should Apply
The course is intended for staff members of (inter)governmental and civil society organizations involved in forced displacement and human rights issues, including human trafficking and smuggling, protection of refugees and stateless persons, immigration, protection of internally displaced persons etc. The course is also intended for staff members of (international) development agencies, academics and others interested in the aforesaid areas. (Post)Graduate students with specific research interests in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

Course Fee
For Diploma: Fee for taking this diploma is USD 2400 (as against USD 3000, if paid for each stand-alone course separately). Fee for alumni of UPEACE and the Centre enrolling for the Diploma course is USD 2100.

For Diploma and 10 Academic Credits: Participants are also able to take the five courses in the diploma for a total of 10 graduate level academic credits offered by UPEACE (2 academic credits for each course). The total cost of participating in the diploma for academic credits is USD 4900 (USD 2400 + USD 2500). For alumni of UPEACE and the Centre, the total cost is USD 4600 (USD 2100 + USD 2500).

Application Procedure
To apply, please send an email to along with your CV and a short Statement of Purpose (not more than 500 words) indicating the motivation for taking the diploma. Applicants will be contacted within three working days of the application. The diploma is limited to 25 participants.


March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am
December 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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University for Peace Human Rights Centre
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