Master in Political Science in Costa Rica

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

Costa Rica is located in Central America. Public universities offer degree programs according to their specialty and by law, and manage their own central and regional campus.

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Master Specialization In Alternative Dispute Resolution

La Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Campus Full time February 2017 Costa Rica Heredia

Specialization in Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods has been designed with professionals in law, as consultants or third parties, mediation, conciliation or arbitration, whether or not of a commercial nature. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Costa Rica 2017. Specialization in Alternative Dispute Resolution is designed for the professional in law, as consultants or third parties, mediation, conciliation or arbitration, whether or not of a commercial nature and need to know the influence and effectiveness with these procedures alternative conflict resolutions in the different rules of law. Latin University, Campus Heredia, thereby seeking to participate effectively in the optimal integral development of our Costa Rican society and thus contribute to the process of growth of our economy and social welfare; by resolution of conflicts more successfully and less tiring on a long judicial process. Requisitos: Original and photocopy (both sides if there are seals, stamps or signatures on the back) of Bachelor's Degree. Original and photocopy of the degree of Bachelor of college. Original certification of materials approved credits and academic notes and signed or sealed in case of validation of materials content. A passport size photograph. Curriculum Vitae. Photocopy of identity card or passport. Headquarters: Heredia professional field: Capacity of professionals in law so that they can advise and efficiently intervene in matters related to the various alternative methods of dispute resolution of their customers or society in general. Specialization aims also to be a forum from which to discuss and analyze each of the alternative methods of conflict resolution doctrinal and jurisprudential, national and international level. Responsibility: Conciliator Mediator legal consultant RAC methods Teaching Advisory in arbitration cases [-]

Maestría en Resolución de Conflictos, Paz y Desarollo

University for Peace
Campus Full time March 2017 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

El programa que presenta la Universidad para la Paz en idioma español tiene como objetivo formar líderes con los elementos de un desarrollo humano integral para el siglo XXI. [+]

La Universidad para la Paz (UPAZ) ha venido desarrollado un conjunto de programas de maestría y de cursos cortos en idioma inglés de forma exclusiva. Sin embargo, desde hace ya 2 años, la demanda por cursos en idioma español en el área de los estudios de Paz, Desarrollo y Derechos Humanos, ha impulsado a la Universidad a ofrecer algunos de estos programas de manera paralela a sus programas de maestría. Estos cursos han conseguido un importante interés, el cual se ha traducido en un número considerable de participantes. Es por esta razón que la Universidad para la Paz ha decidido responder a esta importante demanda a través del programa de Maestría en Resolución de Conflictos, Paz y Desarrollo, la cual refleja el paradigma fundamental del mandato de la Asamblea General de la ONU a la UPAZ. El programa que presenta la Universidad para la Paz en idioma español tiene como objetivo formar líderes con los elementos de un desarrollo humano integral para el siglo XXI. El núcleo esencial de esa formación permitirá entender que los conflictos que enfrentamos deben de ser transformados y resueltos pacíficamente, pues solo así pueden sentarse las bases para la paz. La conjunción de estos elementos permite acceder al desarrollo en todas sus facetas: un desarrollo humano, sustentable y sostenible. Esta Maestría es una versión en español de los cursos ofrecidos por la Universidad para la Paz en el idioma inglés, ampliamente establecidos en el sistema internacional y con un importante número de egresados trabajando actualmente en Naciones Unidas, en organizaciones no gubernamentales, en gobiernos e instituciones del sector público y en el sector privado a nivel global. Para esto, nuestra visión apoya las nociones de las Naciones Unidas de que tanto la paz, el desarrollo humano y la transformación y resolución de conflictos deben de contener transversalmente elementos referidos a la equidad de género y al principio de la no discriminación, fuere esta racial, social, de conciencia, de culto, o de otro tipo. Estos enunciados se consideran pre-requisitos, no solo para el desarrollo sino para la sobrevivencia del planeta. Es por ello que este programa aborda estas tres facetas dentro los cuatro pilares fundamentales de las Naciones Unidas: Paz, Derechos Humanos, Desarrollo Sustentable – el mismo que conlleva la eliminación de la pobreza extrema – y Cambio Climático. Perfil de ingreso: Bachillerato o Licenciatura en Ciencias Sociales, Ciencias Políticas, Relaciones Internacionales, Derecho o disciplinas afines con un mínimo de dos años de graduación. Otras disciplinas requieren un mínimo de cinco años de experiencia en áreas relacionadas. Perfil de egreso: El profesional que obtenga la Maestría en Resolución de Conflictos, Paz y Desarrollo estará en capacidad de: Entender la naturaleza de las relaciones internacionales contemporáneas en un contexto multilateral y globalizado, incluyendo en este contexto el conocimiento sobre la situación en general de aquellos seres humanos excluidos y marginalizados de la toma de decisiones, del acceso a los recursos y tecnologías moderna y a la educación, todo lo cual impide el establecimiento de un desarrollo sustentable y justo. Dominar los principales elementos de la agenda de las relaciones internacionales, en especial, las que forman parte de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, la OEA y sus organizaciones y agencias asociadas. Preparar a los egresados para trabajar en la administración pública de cualquier estado, o en el sistema internacional o en ONG con elementos internacionales e inclusivos en su agenda. Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m (En casos extraordinarios pueden haber lecciones en horas de la tarde). [-]

Master International Law and the Settlement of Disputes

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year Costa Rica

The specialization in international dispute settlement offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Costa Rica 2017. The Masters Programme in International Law provides students with a rigorous understanding of the role of law in today’s complex global society. Though international law has a long history, the last century has seen an impressive expansion of the role of law and legal institutions in international and transnational relations, involving not just states, but an increasing array of various types of actors. Our Masters Programme provides an introduction to this dynamic field as well as the opportunity to gain a solid and critical understanding of public international law and its various underpinnings. Aside from a focus on the foundational principles and values of the international legal system, various courses deal with the broad range of international institutions that play a pivotal role in the development of international law as well as in its implementation and enforcement. Our courses are taught by faculty with rich international experience, as well as by visiting professors from prestigious universities and key international organizations (UN, UNHCR, ICRC, etc.). Our faculty has long-standing experience in teaching both lawyers and students from different disciplines. The in-class experience offers an exciting and diverse environment, with students hailing from all over the world and a broad range of backgrounds. The Master Programme begins with core foundational courses in the field, including public international law and human rights. Against this background, considerable attention will be given to the role of international law in conflict and peace, in particular to questions of collective security arrangements, international humanitarian law, and peacebuilding. Specific attention will be given to post-conflict situations and ‘transitional justice’ mechanisms, which call for complex international legal and policy arrangements, and are crucial for the implementation of international human rights standards. In particular, it will examine how international criminal law and the International Criminal Court (ICC) have become a crucial part of this framework. In addition, the Programme provides an understanding of the position and protection of the most vulnerable, in particular refugees and the stateless. Subsequently, students can choose to specialize in one of two different directions: international law and human rights or international law and the settlement of disputes. Specialization in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes The specialization in international dispute settlement offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will be examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration. Courses Common to all UPEACE Programs UPM 6001 UPEACE Foundation Course (3 Credits) UPeace Resident Faculty UPM 6003 The United Nations System and UPMUNC (3 Credits) Miriam Estrada and Mayumi Yamada, and Ross Ryan (UPMUNC) UPM 6002 Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation (3 Credits) Manish Thapa. Cross-listed courses to both specialization ILHR & ILSD programs DIL-6030 Foundation Course on Public International Law (3 credits) Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, Miriam Estrada and Mihir Kanade. DIL-6059 Foundation Course on Human Rights Law (3 credits) Mihir Kanade and Miriam Estrada. DIL-6085 International Law Related to Armed Conflict (3 credits) Héctor Olasolo, Miriam Estrada and Mihir Kanade. DIL-6077 Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law (3 credits) Miriam Estrada. DIL-6079 International Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Persons (3 credits) UNHCR Team, ILO Team and Mihir Kanade. Graduation Project DIL-7100 Independent Studies Paper (8 Credits) DIL-7200 Final Graduation Project Internship (8 Credits) DIL-7500 Final Graduation Project Capstone Track (5 Credits) Courses for Specialization in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes ILSD DIL-6160 International and Transnational Adjudication (3 credits) Miriam Estrada. DIL-6026 International Economic Law (3 credits) Mihir Kanade. DIL-6081 Maritime & Territorial Dispute Settlement (3 credits) Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo and Gudmundur Eiriksson. [-]

Masters degree in Urban Governance and Peace

University for Peace
Campus Full time 11 months February 2017 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The Masters degree in Urban Governance and Peace approaches these challenges in a unique way by posing the question ‘What is a peaceful city?’ and crucially... [+]

Masters degree in Urban Governance and Peace

Between 2007 and 2008 a famous ‘tipping-point’ was reached. For the first time in history the majority of the world's population began living in cities and not in rural areas. In recent years, much of this flow has been accounted for by a rapidly urbanising Global South, and we have seen a boom in the number of ‘mega-cities’ with over five million dwellers across the planet. In this context, the present and future of humanity is increasingly urban, and the challenges, and also solution for humankind, will have an increasingly urban face.The Masters degree in Urban Governance and Peace approaches these challenges in a unique way by posing the question ‘What is a peaceful city?’ and crucially, ‘How can such a city be achieved and sustained?’Building the peaceful and sustainable cities we want begins here.... [-]