Call for applications for the 2017/2018 European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018.

E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree is also an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skills building activities, an in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Democratisation; Human Rights and Globalisation; Human Rights and Security. E.MA is the foundation for a successful career in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.


5 reasons why people choose E.MA:

  • Possibility to do internships and fellowshipsin leading human rights organisations
  • Ties with EU institutionsand links with international governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations for a regional and at the same time global experience
  • Attractive placement opportunities
  • Extensive worldwide E.MAlumni Associationfor contacts, job opportunities, career development, projects, research
  • unique human experienceduring which all those involved (students, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds and networks with each other.


Interested? Here are the practicalities:

Applications will be processed in two rounds

– First round deadline:  20 January 2017

– Second round deadline: 15 March 2017

The criteria used during the selection process are described in here.


Language: English

Teaching method: Face to face teaching

TUITION FEES:  Tuition fees amount to 4.900 euro (plus enrolment fee of 150 euro)

More information on the E.MA, the professors and the programme can be found here: