Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management - XVI ed. - 2018

from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Registration deadline: 04 Sep 2017 Training date: 10 Jan 2018 to 15 Apr 2019 More Information

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) - Call for Applications for the XVI Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (2018)

Applications shall be submitted online at

Applications deadlines are the following:

non EU candidates: 4 September 2017 (2nd round)

EU candidates: 19 September 2017


The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.


The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2018, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2018, and a presentation of the students' final dissertation in spring 2019.

Key features:

• 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme

• Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice

• Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise

• Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at Headquarters

• Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV

• International and multicultural student environment

Why should I apply?

You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.


The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.


The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

Tuition fee:

The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.500 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.
The Master Programme offers two tuition fee waivers of €4.000,00, one to the non EU participant who receives the highest score out of the first round of selection and one to the EU participant who receives the highest score out of the selection of EU candidates. The tuition fee waivers are in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri, former UN Assistant Secretary-General. Depending on financial
availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy

Contact us

For further details, please visit or contact:

Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management”
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa - ITALY
Tel. +39 050 882653
Fax +39 050 882665

Fee information:
The tuition fee for the full Master Programme is 7500,00 Euro. It covers the following: Academic and tutorial costs; Didactic material (mainly in electronic format); Participation in seminars and field trips; Access to the School library; Access to the computer rooms; Lunch on lesson/exam days
How to register:


Non EU candidates:

  • 1st round, July 4, 2017 (closed)
  • 2nd round, September 4, 2017

EU candidates: September 19, 2017