Graduate Program: Master in Democratic Governance (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2016

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and its partners International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University(Venice, Italy), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia) are proud to present to you the third 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 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 Ca’Foscari and EIUC premises in Venice. During the second semester students will be placed in one of the Universities of the Consortium on the basis of the compatibility of their research and internship interests with the supervision expertise of the partner universities. Students will write a Thesis of 15,000 words which could be based on field and Internship work. Thesis defense and graduation ceremony are in July 2017.

The Master is meant to play an active role in the ongoing debate about the principles underpinning the transition of political regimes to democracy. It aims to:

•Create 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;

•Foster the creation of an élite group of people committed to the promotion of democratic institutions;

•Build 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:

Deadline30 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.

More information on the DE.MA, criteria for admission and the programme can be found here: http://eiuc.org/dema

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