The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to enable students from different cultures and backgrounds to attain a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict resolution theory and practice.
Through their coursework, participants in the programme will engage with the major concepts, themes, and debates within international peace and conflict studies, preparing themselves for work with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN and other organizations where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.
The main educational goals of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management are as follows:
- To train high-rank professionals who will work in design, management and monitoring positions within the programs and actions promoted by national, regional, international or non-governmental organisations, for the double purpose of protecting human rights and preventing, mitigating or solving conflicts.
- To train professionals who will combine, in a dynamic, non-sequential way, critical knowledge and technical-operational skills as the key components of an extremely professional service in complex situations.
- To train professionals who are aware of the mutual connections between the protection of human rights and conflict management, and who possess a sound juridical and methodological background and practical-operational skills in such areas.
- To train professionals who, in the design and management of actions and in decision-making processes, will keep into account the historical, geopolitical, economic dimensions as well as the "gender" component and the complexity of the intercultural relations.
The Master is organized in collaboration with the International Research Laboratory on Conflict, Development & Global Politics of the Scuola Sant'Anna and the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM), a post-graduate programme of the Scuola within the Masters and Training Programmes Division.
The MAHRCM upholds HRC Res. 16/1 “United Nations Declarations on Human Rights Education and Training”, which acknowledges “the fundamental importance of human rights education and training in contributing to the promotion, protection and effective realization of all human rights”.