European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

10/09/2012 -28/06/2013
EIUC - European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
Web site
+39 041-2720918
+39 014-2720914
Monastery of San Nicolò
Riviera San Nicolò 26
Venice - Lido

General information

E.MA is an intensive one-year master's programme aimed at educating professionals in human rights, democracy, peace and development. The programme offers an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning which combines interdisciplinary perspectives with skills building activities.

While studying in a multicultural environment, students have the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading academics, representing 41 European universities participating in the programme, as well as officials of international organisations (including the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe), NGO experts and human rights activists.

E.MA is both a residential and an exchange programme: during the first semester students study in Venice (Italy), while for the second semester they move to one of the E.MA participating universities located throughout Europe. The course also includes a week-long field trip to a post-conflict country (in 2011/2012 the destination was Kosovo).

As an example of European inter-university co-operation, the E.MA is organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).

For further details, please consult the E.MA web site.

Admission requirements

Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights, including disciplines in law, social sciences, and the humanities, and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS credits (Bachelor/General Degree). Additional studies and practical experience in the area of human rights in inter-governmental, governmental, or non-governmental organisations are helpful. Fluency in English is an admission requirement to the programme. While not a prerequisite, the ability to understand lectures and read academic texts in French is a definite advantage.

The criteria used during the selection process are:

· academic ability and background

· experience

· language competence

· motivation

More information

For application materials and further information, please consult the E.MA web site or contact the E.MA Secretariat at EIUC: Tel. +39 041 2720918 Fax +39 041 2720914, e-mail:, Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò, 26, I-30126 Venice Lido

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