Taking this Human Rights and Multi-level Governance program from University of Padua will not just result in acquiring basic knowledge on human rights, children's rights, protection of refugee rights or microfinance for social change, but also being part of an international environment in which research and internship will be key experiences, also thanks to study trips.
You may also be eligible to receive a double degree from the Polish University of Wroclaw or the Catholic universities of Lyon and Grenoble Alpes. After graduation, you may work in several fields, ranging from a local PA to international missions, from diplomacy to international organisations.
The MA programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance is a contribution to developing a universal culture of human rights such as highlighted by Unesco and the United Nations. Accordingly, it has a strong policy- and action-oriented approach. This master's degree is in full continuity with previous post-graduate programmes in human rights, taught in Italian, that the University of Padua has been delivering since 1988.
The MA is aims at developing ad-hoc knowledge and skills to promote and fulfil human rights within the broader context of legal and political processes and multi-level policies. Human rights law, multi-level governance framework, and the concepts of 'human development' and 'human security' are the paradigm of reference throughout the course.
Graduates work as human rights officers, as researchers and policy planners in international, national and nongovernmental organisations, in the diplomatic service, in the public sector, in trade unions or political parties; as project managers and field officers of humanitarian aid; as journalists; as experts of social responsibility units and international relations departments within corporate organisations.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Constitutional Development and Democratisation
- International Law of Human Rights
- Human Rights in International Politics
- Labour and Global Justice
- Economic Globalization and Human Rights
- Statistics for Social Science
- Children's Rights
- Refugee Human Rights Protection
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Political Sciences, International Relations, Sociology and International Law.
- Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA
International2533 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2533 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2533 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2533 EUR per year during 24 months.
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