Sunday, 20 June 2010

Call for applications: MA in Human Rights & Conflict Management 2010-2011 (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, calls for applications for the IX Edition Master of Arts in "Human Rights and Conflict Management" (a. y. 2010-2011).

Applications shall be submitted online at

Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than 15th October 2010.

The selection process of Non-EU citizens will instead be held in two rounds. The application deadline for the first round of selection of non-EU
candidates is set on 2nd July 2010,while the application deadline for the second round is set on 15th September 2010.

We encourage applicants to apply in the first round, as space in the class may be limited by the second round. In addition, applying in the first round leaves more time for visa procedures.

1 year post-graduate professionalizing programme
Language of instruction is English
Running from 10th Jan 2011 till Feb-March 2012
440 hours of classroom lectures (+ individual studying)
550 hours internship and final project work

The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics and regional issues in historical perspective, Philosophy of HR, 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, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Career coaching...

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 tuition fee is 7.000 (seven thousand) EUR and includes: attendance of all lectures, didactic material, participation in seminars and field trips, tutorship & career counselling, access to the school's library and computers, lunch on lesson/exam days. Travel, accommodation in Pisa and during the internship and any other expense are the responsibility of each participant.

The Master offers one scholarship, covering the full tuition fee, to be awarded to the most deserveful EU citizen.

Depending on financial availability a limited number of additional scholarships will be made available to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for release of a visa for Italy. They will be awarded on the basis of merit, and might cover part of the 7.000 EUR tuition fee, or the entire fee, or the fee plus some living expenses.

Depending on resources availability the Scuola might offer financial assistance towards internship expenses to participants who are citizens of EU countries.

For further details, please visit, or contact:
Master of Arts in "Human Rights and Conflict Management", Ms Alessia Lenci (MA Programme Officer)