14 August 2012

Scuola Superior Sant’Ana
Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management – XIth edition
Pisa, January 2012 – Spring 2013
The Master of Arts inHuman Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system, regional organisations and other institutions where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.

The Master is a one-year post-graduate programme for which attendance is compulsory. It starts on 14 January 2013 and runs until spring 2014. The syllabus of the Master Programme, in addition to individual studying and the preparation of a final written project (project work), will cover about 440 hours of classroom lectures and 480 hours of internship. Classroom lectures are from Monday to Friday and run from 14 January to 31 July 2013. Internship lasts three or more months starting from August/September 2013.

Teaching methodology
Teaching methodologies include lectures, seminars, group work and presentations, role-playing sessions and simulation techniques.

Programme Outline
Module I
International law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, geopolitics, economic development, philosophy of HRs, theories and techniques of conflict management, career coaching, essentials of research & writing.
Module II
Human rights field operations, human rights II, international peace-keeping and peace-building operations, international humanitarian operations, international election observation missions, project management, conflict management II, personal security, stress management, first aid.
Min. 3 months internship with a renowned organization working in the area of human rights, conflict management, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.
Project work
Written dissertation related to the internship experience.

Who can apply
The Master is a competitive programme open to a maximum of 28 candidates. 14 places out of 28 are meant for non EU candidates. Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
Have a three years (at least) university degree or equivalent, issued by a university institution or equivalent. Students expecting to graduate before 31 December 2012 are also eligible.
Understand, speak and write English at least at LEVEL C1, (CEFR for Languages, CoE). Knowledge of any other language and/or any voluntary, professional or training experience in the human rights field would be an asset.

Application Procedure
Applicants shall enter their application online at www.humanrights.sssup.it. They are strongly advised to fill in all mandatory fields including the one concerning their motivational profile.

● Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than 17 October 2012.
● The selection process of non-EU citizens will instead be held in two rounds. The application deadline of non-EU candidates for the first round of selection is set on 2 July 2012, while the application deadline for the second round is set on 17 September 2012. Non-EU applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in the first round as space in the class may be limited by the second round.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance
The Master Programme offers one scholarship, covering the full tuition fee, to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy.

Master Direction & Faculty
Professor Andrea de Guttry is the Master’s Director and Dr. Barbara Nicoletti is the Coordinator. Lecturers and trainers are chosen among academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise.

Assessment & Academic Credits
A maximum of 67 academic credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the Master Programme. Degrees are awarded to students who attain a minimum of 60 academic credits.

Tuition Fee & Facilities
The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.250 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.

Career services
The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is committed to provide its students with valuable work experiences and employment contacts at a world-wide level. An annual Recruitment Day is organized with the UN Volunteers Programme. A regular information service regarding recruitment opportunities within International Organisations and NGOs is also offered.

For additional information
Master of Arts in Human Rights & Conflict Management
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 - 56126 Pisa ITALY
Tel. +39 050 882653/5 Fax +39 050 882665
E-mail: humanrights@sssup.it
Web: www.humanrights.sssup.it

ScuolaSuperiore Sant’Anna
The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento is a public University and a centre of academic excellence which promotes education and research through under- and post-graduate studies and PhD programmes in the field of Social and Applied Sciences. The Master of Arts is organised in collaboration with the International Research Laboratory on Conflict, Development & Global Politics (www.cdg.sssup.it) and the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (www.itpcm.sssup.it) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

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