First Level Master's Diploma

Human Rights and Conflict Management

Human Rights and Conflict Management - XV edition

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa (Italy)
Maximum number of participants: 
Tuition fees: 
12.01.2017 to 01.04.2018
CFU credits: 
Training hours: 
920 (440 hours of classroom lectures and 480 hours of internship)

Application deadline

Non EU candidates:

  • 1st round: July 4, 2016 (applications closed)
  • 2nd round: September 1, 2016 (applications closed)

EU candidates

  • September 19, 2016 (applications closed)


The results of the 1st and the 2nd round of selection (non EU candidates) are available in the documents named "MAHRCM2017_ADMITTED APPLICANTS & RESERVE LIST- 1st round NON EU" and "MAHRCM2017_ADMITTED APPLICANTS & RESERVE LIST- II round NON EU" available in the box on the right side of this page.


The results of the round of selection for EU candidates are available in the document named "MAHRCM2017_EU APPLICANTS ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAMME" available in the box on the right side of this page.


The Master in Human 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 and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.

Target group

Candidates looking for a professionalizing and mission/field oriented international master programme. The Master is a competitive programme open to a maximum of 28 candidates. 14 places out of 28 are meant for non EU candidates.

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.


The Master Programme offers 1 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 might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy.

Master’s Degree (I level) will be awarded in accordance with in accordance with art. 3 paragraph 8 of the Italian DM no. 270/2004 and art. 11 of MHRCM Call for Application.

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