23 April 2013

Call for applications for the XII Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2013-2014, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (Italy)
Deadline for application: 17 October 2013

The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna 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, which is strongly field-oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations as well as operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.
The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid-January and the end of July 2014, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2014, and a presentation of the students' final dissertation in spring 2015.

Key features
• 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme.
• Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized through a combination of theory and practice.
• Lecturers and trainers are chosen from high-level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise.
• Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.
• Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV.
• International and multicultural student environment.

The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field-oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.

The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hands-on experience, to be carried out in a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

Tuition fee
The tuition fee for the full Programme is €7.250,00, payable in two installments. It covers 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.

The Master Programme offers one scholarship in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri – former UN Assistant Secretary General - covering the full tuition fee and to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee may be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy.

Applications shall be submitted online at www.humanrights.sssup.it.

Applications by EU citizens shall be sent no later than 17 October 2013.

The selection process of non-EU citizens, however, will be held in two rounds. The application deadline for the first round of selection is set for 2 July 2013, while the deadline for the second round is set for 17 September 2013.

We encourage applicants to apply in the first round, as the number of places may be limited by the second round. In addition, applying in the first round leaves more time for visa procedures.

Contact us
For further details, please visit www.humanrights.sssup.it or email humanrights@sssup.it.

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