Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management: apply now

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.

 The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2017, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 months, starting from August 2017, and a presentation of the students' final dissertation in spring 2018. The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with 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.

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 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 might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy .

Applications shall be submitted online here.

Applications for admission by non EU citizens shall be sent no later than July 4, 2016 (1st round of selection) or September 1, 2016 (2nd round of selection)

Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than September 19, 2016.

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