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Security and Human Rights

Università degli Studi della Tuscia

24 months
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The Security and Human Rights Master’s Degree Programme from Università degli Studi della Tuscia, entirely delivered in English, offers an educational path in which the traditional dichotomy security vs freedom is revisited in light of three main contemporary challenges: migration, technology and sustainability.


The aim of the Security and Human Rights Programme from Università degli Studi della Tuscia is to provide students with the multidisciplinary competences they need to disentangle complex phenomena and to work in strategic fields and high-level innovation sectors, such as migration and border security, new technologies, privacy and data protection, green economy and politics of sustainability.

The students who obtain the Master’s degree can compete for high-level positions in both private and public entities (national/international companies and NGOs dealing with reception, data protection and human rights), both at national level and at European (e.g. EU Agencies) and international level (e.g. UNHCR, IOM).

What you'll study

Students can take all courses online (at distance) or in presence. Scholarships and study grants will be provided for foreign and Italian students.

  • The first year (45 ECTS) is aimed at acquiring basic knowledge relating to the problem of security. The first semester is dedicated to global security trends, while the second semester is dedicated to the relationships between security and criminalization in contemporary European legal systems.
  • The second year includes two alternative paths or sets of courses with a higher level of specialization. The first path (Security and Human Mobility) is dedicated to migratory processes, with two semesters concerning, respectively, i) the external security of borders and the management of migratory flows in the Euro-Mediterranean area (The External Dimension); ii) the internal security and the processes of legal, economic and cultural integration of immigrants (The Internal Dimension). The second path (Security, Technology and Sustainability) provides skills related to the new challenges that the use of technology poses for fundamental rights, with two semesters concerning, respectively: i) Privacy and Data Protection and ii) Green Security.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Security: Geopolitics and Conflict in the 21st Century
  • The Global Governance of International Security
  • Security and Individual Liberties in Comparative Perspective
  • Strategies of Criminalisation and Processes of Radicalisation: Sociological Approaches
  • New Global Threats and Criminal Law: Phenomena, Challenges and Legal Responses
  • Approaches to the Governance of Migration in the Euro-Mediterranean Context 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of possession of a first-level degree (of at least 180 credits) achieved in Italian Universities or an analogous academic qualification awarded abroad that is recognized as equivalent;
  • Knowledge of the English language with a minimum level of B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), attested by an appropriate language certification. In the absence of such certification, language skills will be assessed with a specific test or interview organized by the Department.
  • Only applications submitted via GOMP, the new Student Portal, will be accepted. The authorization of the DISTU Department has to be requested and the following documentation (in.pdf or .jpg format) has to be attached:
  • a) the pre-enrolment form (available at the bottom of this webpage);
  • b) the Bachelor’s degree certificate (or self-certification) setting out the exams undertaken, including its disciplinary scientific field.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Viterbo

600 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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