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Master: MA in Human Rights and Conflict Management, Scuola Sant'Anna, Pisa - Italy: Call for applications a.y. 2012-2013

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, calls for applications for the XI Edition Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management” (a. y. 2012-2013).

Applications shall be submitted online at

Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than 17th October 2012.

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 2012, while the application deadline for the second round is set on 17th September 2012.

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 14th January 2013 until Spring 2014

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, Essentials of Research and Writing, 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 7.250 (seven thousand two hundred fifty) EUR and includes: attendance of all lectures, didactic material (mainly in electronic format), 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 deserving applicant.

Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fees might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy.

For further details, please visit , or contact:

Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management”
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa - ITALY
Tel. ++39 050 882653/55
Fax ++39 050 882633