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Human rights and multi-level governance

Tuition fee €2,530 per year

In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2022/23 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2021/22.
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: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €192 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, 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: International Law of Human Rights; HR in International Politics; Constitutional Development and Democratisation; History of Genocides/History of International Organizations/International History of The Balkans; Economic Globalisation and HR/Statistics for Social Science; Refugee Human Rights Protection/Women’s Human Rights/ Children’s rights.

2nd Year: Language of Advocacy; Microfinance for Social Change/Economics of Human Capital; Second Language; Culture, Society and Human Rights/Religions and Human Rights; Regional human rights systems/European Union Law and Human Rights; Human Rights and International Justice/Human Rights Practice; Internship.

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.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States