European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA)

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA)

The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is now open!

Deadline for non-EU applicants:
14 February 2022
Deadline for EU applicants:
19 April 2022

EMA is a one-year advanced master’s course aimed at educating professionals in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Programme offers a practice and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives of Human Rights and Democratisation with skill building activities and a field trip exercise.
EMA provides the foundation for a career in national, international, governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

The Programme

EMA is both a residential and an exchange programme. The first semester from September to January is organised at the Global Campus of Human Rights premises in Venice and the second semester from February to July takes place in one of the 42 participating universities within the member states of the European Union plus the UK and Switzerland. The multidisciplinary EMA Programme includes lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, skill-building sessions and individual research.
Admission Criteria

EMA is open to EU and non-EU citizens. The criteria adopted during the selection process are: academic ability and background, relevant additional academic work, courses or publications, relevant practical experience, motivation, and language competence. 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 Humanities, and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS (Bachelor/General Degree). Certified fluency in English is an admission requirement to the programme.

The Global Campus of Human Rightsis an inter-disciplinary centre of academic excellence supported by the EU. It strives to promote human rights and democratisation through education, training programmes and research, and via a global network of regional partners in Argentina, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, South Africa and Thailand. The Global Campus’ main headquarters are based in Venice, Italy.