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

Overview: established in 1997 thanks to the vision of 10 pioneer universities (including the University of Padova) and with the support of the European Union, it counts on the participation of 41 universities and human rights centres from all member states of the European Union and it is run by the Global Campus of Human Rights, the largest network of Universities and research centres worldwide dealing with human rights education, based in Venice-Lido.

Leading academic structure: University of Padova

Level: 1

ECTS: 60

Language: English

Duration: 1 year

Admission: applicants are required to hold a university degree of at least 180 ECTS credits of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights (including Law, Political and Social Sciences, etc.).

Programme organisation: the E.MA one-year programme is organised in two semesters. The first semester (September-January; 30 ECTS credits) is held Venice-Lido, at the Monastery of St. Nicolò, the venue of the Global Campus of Human Rights. In the second semester (February-June, 30 ECTS credits), students are hosted in one of the E.MA Partner Universities and occasionally in extra-European Universities associated in the Global Campus, where they complete the curriculum and write the final dissertation.

Qualification awarded: the E.MA programme leads to a postgraduate qualification jointly awarded by seven European Universities, including the University of Padova. Given its international character, the legal value of the diploma may vary, depending on the legislation of the country where it is used.

Fees: € 5.050,00

Scholarships: the “E.MA Internship Programme” and the “EIUC EU/UN Fellowship Programme” are EU financed opportunities specifically addressed to the best E.MA graduates.

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