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European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

Programme coordinator: dr. Petra Roter.

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) offers an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines interdisciplinary perspectives with skills building activities. While studying in a multicultural environment, students have the opportunity to meet and be taught by leading academics representing the 42 E.MA participating universities, officials of international organisations (including the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe) and experts and practitioners of national and international NGOs.

European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation 2022/2023

The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) for the academic year 2022-2023 is now open!

Please note that applications will be processed on an on-going basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

First Round Deadline:
18 April 2023 for EU applicants

13 February 2023 for non-EU applicants

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The Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
The European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is a unique Master’s that today involves the participation of 42 prestigious universities and human rights centres from all Member States of the European Union. The programme is an intensive one-year advanced master's course offering an outstanding mix of theory and practice and preparing students for careers in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies and academia.

A joint European master’s programme 
EMA is both a residential and an exchange programme: during the first semester students are taught in Venice (Italy), while for the second semester they move to one of the EMA participating universities located throughout Europe. Read More

Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights, including disciplines in law, social sciences and the humanities, and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS (Bachelor/General Degree). In addition to these criteria, applications received by the first deadline will have priority over the ones received by the second deadline Read More


More information: Flyer_EMA-23-24