Masters in Democratic Governance (Venice)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and its partner univeristies Birzeit University (Palestine), Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), International University of Rabat (Morocco) and Ca’ Foscari University (Italy) are proud to present to you the second edition of the Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the Mena Region (DE.MA), starting in September 2016.

DE.MA is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. Open to professionals and graduates, it will combine a theoretical and practical approach and it will deliver a professional Master’s degree (60 ECTS) from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. The first semester from mid/late September 2016 until January 2017 is held at the EIUC premises in Venice and the second one from February to May 2017 takes place in one of the partner universities in the Master’s Consortium. Thesis defence and graduation ceremony are in July 2017.

This is meant to play an active role in the ongoing debate about the principles underpinning the transition of political regimes to democracy. It aims at:
•Creating high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;
•Fostering the creation of an élite group of people committed to the promotion of democratic institutions;
•Building a network of experts to be active in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations in the Region.

Interested? Here are the practicalities:
Deadline: 30 June 2016
Language: English, (knowledge of French and Arabic recommended)
Teaching method: Face to face teaching

TUITION FEES: 4.000.00 euro.
TUITION WAIVERS/SCHOLARSHIPS: EIUC offers financial support in the form of a partial contribution towards living expenses and/or a full or partial tuition waiver. This type of financial support is awarded to a limited number of students on the basis of academic achievement, need and geographical distribution.

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