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Human rights and multi-level governance

Tuition fee €2,507 per year

In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees for a.y. 2019/20 (see below).

The total amount of tuition fees due per each academic year can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see:

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €187 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padova, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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The Master’s degree aims at developing a universal culture of human rights. With a strong policy and action-oriented approach, where research and lecturing activities reflect the transnational and transcultural dimensions of human rights studies, it provides professional knowledge and skills to promote and guarantee the respect of human rights. Human rights law, multi-level governance of human sustainable development and security are conceptual paradigms of reference throughout the

Programme structure

1st Year: Human rights and International Law/International Politics/Political Analysis/Globalisation; Women’s/Children’s Rights; Economics of Human Capital
2nd Year: Language of Advocacy; Microfinance for Social Change; Constitutional Development and Democratisation; Second language; Culture, Society and Human Rights; Religions and Human Rights

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019
Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019
Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Jan 7, 2020
Application deadline
Mar 7, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States