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MA in Human Rights and Genocide Studies - European Joint Master's ProgramIn recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and in a separate but related issue of genocide, with an increasing concern with how genocide might be prevented or halted. The European Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies Program is concerned directly with these major themes of our time. This Program is a unique inter-disciplinary MA degree program, the first of its kind in Europe. It is taught in 4 universities:
Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (Poland)
European University-Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany)
Kingston University, London (UK)
Siena University, Siena (Italy)
Students will spend the first semester of their studies either at Kingston University in London or at the European University-Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). During the second semester they will study at any of the four universities, different from the one where they studied during the first semester. In the third semester, students will complete an internship and write their dissertation under the supervision of a professor from the chosen university.
The program is divided into 7 streams and each stream is further divided into modules (courses). Whereas same streams are taught at all participating universities, the particular modules vary. This is to ensure that all students will receive the same quality education in Human Rights and Genocide Studies, while being able to deepen their interests and choose from a wide selection of modules provided by the participating institutions.
The first semester
Stream 1: Human Rights Legal and Institutional Frameworks
Stream 2: Case Studies in Genocide and Mass Violence
Stream 3: Research Methods
Stream 4: Responses to Mass Atrocities Legal Measures, Peacekeeping and Reconciliation
The second semester
Stream 1: Human Rights Legal and Institutional Frameworks (cont.)
Stream 2: Case Studies in Genocide and Mass Violence (cont.)
Stream 4: Responses to Mass Atrocities Legal Measures, Peacekeeping and Reconciliation (cont.)
Stream 5: Humanitarian Intervention Legal and Institutional Protection
The third semester
Stream 6: Internship
Stream 7: Dissertation
The consortium universities have secured internship placements for all students in various national and international agencies and organizations. Nevertheless, each student may individually arrange her/his internship (upon approval of the Program Director).
Students will choose a supervisor for their dissertation from any of the participating universities, according to their research field. Students may also be able to choose a supervisor from one of the associated universities.
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MA in Human Rights and Genocide Studies - European Joint Master's Program
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