Sant'Anna - Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pisa
Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management - XVI Edition
Deadline for application: Non-EU candidates: 4 September 2017 • EU candidates: 19 September 2017
The Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management organised by the Sant'Anna - Scuola Superiore Pisa 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 and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.
The Master starts on 10 January 2018 and runs until Spring 2019. 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 from 10 January to 31 July 2018.
• 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme.
• Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice.
• Lecturers and trainers chosen among 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.
Training objectives and modules
The main educational goals of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management are as follows:
• To train high-rank professionals who will work in design, management and monitoring positions within the programs and actions promoted by national, regional, international or non-governmental organisations, for the double purpose of protecting human rights and preventing, mitigating or solving conflicts.
• To train professionals who will combine, in a dynamic, non-sequential way, critical knowledge and technical-operational skills as the key components of an extremely professional service in complex situations.
• To train professionals who are aware of the mutual connections between the protection of human rights and conflict management, and who possess a sound juridical and methodological background and practical-operational skills in such areas.
• To train professionals who, in the design and management of actions and in decision-making processes, will keep into account the historical, geopolitical, economic dimensions as well as the 'gender' component and the complexity of the intercultural relations.
The methodology is characterized by a combination of theory and practice. There is ample use of advanced role-playing sessions, simulation exercises, and case study material.
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-year (at least) university degree or equivalent. Students expecting to graduate before 31 December 2017 are also eligible.
• Understand, speak and write English at least at LEVEL C1, (CEFR for Languages, CoE).
The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7500 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.
Tuition fee waivers
The Master Programme offers two tuition fee waivers of €4000, one to the EU participant who receives the highest score out of the selection of EU candidates and one to the non-EU participant who receives the highest score out of the first round of selection.
At the end of the Master Programme, those students who have regularly attended and have passed all the required examinations and paid the tuition fee will receive from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna a Master Diploma (I Level), in accordance with art. 3 of the Italian DM no. 270/2004.
How to apply?
Application is online.