The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisati... is accepting applications for the 17th edition of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA).
E.MA provides students with the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading scholars from 41 prestigious European Universities and renowned Human Rights experts, in the classroom and during a week-long field trip.
Applications for the academic year 2013/2014 are processed on an on-going basis.
Dr. Angela Melchiorre
E.MA Programme Director
Professionals in Human Rights and Democratisation
E.MA is an intensive one-year advanced master’s course aimed at preparing professionals to work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia. E.MA offers an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines interdisciplinary perspectives with skills building activities.
Prestigious international faculty
While studying in a multicultural environment, students have the opportunity to meet and be taught by leading academics representing the 41 E.MA participating universities, officials of international organisations (such as the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe) and experts and practitioners of national and international NGOs.
E.MA is both a residential and an exchange programme. During the first semester students are based at EIUC's Human Rights Village in Venice (Italy). For the second semester they move to one of the E.MA prestigious universities located throughout Europe. E.MA also includes a week-long field trip to a post-conflict country.
The majority of E.MA graduates work in advanced positions within Human Rights organisations (governmental and non-governmental, international and national) both at their headquarters and in field missions (electoral observation, Human Rights monitoring, international cooperation projects). A number of graduates are also involved in Human Rights-related activities with their home Ministries of Foreign Affairs or are seconded by them to work for international institutions.