Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management

General

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Program Description

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa is launching the XIX edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management. The program is under the patronage of the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and is organized in collaboration with the Global Security and Human Rights (GSHR) and with the International Training Programme for Conflict Management – ITPCM – of the Scuola Sant’Anna.

The program 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, regional organizations, and other institutions where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.

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Course target

Candidates looking for a professionalizing and mission/field oriented international master program. The Master is a competitive program open to a maximum of 28 candidates. 

Educational goals

The main educational goals of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management are the following:

  • 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 organizations, 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 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 MAHRCM upholds HRC Res. 16/1 “United Nations Declarations on Human Rights Education and Training”, which acknowledges “the fundamental importance of human rights education and training in contributing to the promotion, protection, and effective realization of all human rights”.

Teaching methods

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.

Key Information

Location: Pisa

Start Date: 8th February 2021

Language: English

Peace: Full-time

Duration:  08.02.2021 to 20.05.2022

  • February 8th to July 31st, Didactic residential phase
  • September 2021 to December 2021, Internship
  • Spring 2022, Graduation

Study type: Campus

Tuition fees:

  • 6.500 €, 1st round (early bird discount)
  • 7.500 €, 2nd round

Application deadlines:

  • 1st round: 26th August 2020
  • 2nd round: 21st October 2020

Requirements

The Master is a competitive program open to a maximum of 28 candidates. Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Have a three-year (at least) university degree or equivalent. Students expecting to graduate before December 31, 2020 are also eligible.
  2. Understand, speak, and write English at least at LEVEL B2, (CEFR for Languages, CoE).

Scholarships

A limited number of partial waivers could be available, depending on financial availabilities, to citizens of non-OECD countries who are eligible for the release of a visa for Italy. Selected applicants may apply for the partial waiver of the tuition fee by motivating their request in a detailed manner on their application form. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna reserves the right to determine the amount of each contribution and the awarding criteria

Attendance certificate

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

Referents:

Dr. Emanuele Sommario
Assistant Professor of International Law
Director of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
P.zza Martiri della Libertà, 33
56127 Pisa – ITALY

Last updated Jul 2020

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