First Level Master's Diploma

Human Rights and Conflict Management

Human Rights and Conflict Management - XIV edition

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Pisa
Maximum number of participants: 
Tuition fees: 
7.500 EUR

12.01.2016 to 21.03.2017
CFU credits: 
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Application deadline

  • non EU candidates: 1st round, July 2, 2015 - 2nd round September 17, 2015
  • EU candidates: October 15, 2015


To apply now for the second round of selection of non EU candidates please click HERE.
To apply now for the selection of EU candidates please click HERE.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

The Master offers one scholarship, covering the full tuition fee of 7.500 Euros, to be awarded to the participant who receives the highest score out of the entire pool of applicants. The scholarship is in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri, a United Nations Assistant Secretary-General. Depending on financial availability, a limited number of tuition fee reductions will be granted to citizens of NON-OECD countries who are eligible for release of a VISA for Italy.

Course Description

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.