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Apply now to the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are accepting applications for the 19th edition of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA).

E.MA provides students with the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading scholars from 41 prestigious European Universities and renowned Human Rights experts, in the classroom and during a week-long field trip.

Applications for the academic year 2015/2016 are processed on an on-going basis. The next deadline is 15 March 2015.
Apply now.

Prof. Dr. Nikolay Simeonov Natov
E.MA National Director, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski

About E.MA:

Professionals in Human Rights and Democratisation

E.MA is an intensive one-year advanced master’s course aimed at preparing professionals to work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia. E.MA offers an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines interdisciplinary perspectives with skills building activities.

Prestigious international faculty

While studying in a multicultural environment, students have the opportunity to meet and be taught by leading academics representing the 41 E.MA participating universities, including Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, officials of international organisations (such as the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe) and experts and practitioners of national and international NGOs.

Studying abroad

E.MA is both a residential and an exchange programme. During the first semester students are based at EIUC's Human Rights Village in Venice (Italy). For the second semester they move to one of the E.MA prestigious universities located throughout Europe. E.MA also includes a week-long field trip to a post-conflict country.

Prominent careers

The majority of E.MA graduates work in advanced positions within Human Rights organisations (governmental and non-governmental, international and national) both at their headquarters and in field missions (electoral observation, Human Rights monitoring, international cooperation projects). A number of graduates are also involved in Human Rights-related activities with their home Ministries of Foreign Affairs or are seconded by them to work for international institutions.

Find out more at: Why E.MA?