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Human Rights and Multi-level Governance

University of Padua
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Padua
English
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Human Rights and Multi-level Governance

Program description

Human Rights and Multi-level Governance

The MA program 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 programs 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.

Admission requirements

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Political Sciences, International Relations, Sociology and International Law
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 100/110
  • English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent
  • For the second year of the degree program, proficiency of ONE of the following languages is required:
  • (Advanced) French
  • (Advanced) German
  • (Advanced) Spanish
  • (Advanced) Portoguese
  • Czech or Slovak
  • Russian
  • Serbian or Croatian
  • Slovenian

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for all the programmes: up to 3,000 euros/year, divided in 3 installments

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Career opportunities

The MA is aimed at training specialised operators for qualified positions in the field of multi-level governance connected to the implementation of human rights.Job positions suitable for MA graduates are, among others: human rights officer in international organisations and agencies, in the diplomatic service, and in the local and national public sector; officer in ombudsperson and national institutions for human rights structures; expert staff in electoral observation and human rights monitoring missions; program and field officer of humanitarian aid, democratic institution-building, and technical assistance units; expert staff in any governmental or non-governmental structure implementing public policies on human rights, equal opportunities, non-discrimination, women's and persons with disabilities' rights; project manager of non-governmental organisations' specialised units; expert staff of intercultural mediation agencies; officer in social and consumers' rights advocacy agencies; expert staff of ethical committees; expert personnel of social responsibility units and international relations departments of corporate organisations; journalist and expert in the media sector; staff in research and planning structures of trade unions, political parties, non-profit organisations.

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University of Padua

The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...


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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.


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University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua
Italy

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www.unipd.it

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