2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in International Cooperation, Protection of Human Rights and Cultural Heritage in Mediterranean Sea and Eurasia

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2013/2014
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8516
Degree Programme Class LM-81 - Development co-operation
Years in which the programme is being held 1 and 2nd year
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Ravenna
Degree Programme Director Mario Angelo Neve
Language Italian

Programme profile

The specific aim of the 2nd cycle degree programme in "International cooperation, Protection of Human Rights and Cultural Heritage in Mediterranean Sea and Eurasia" compared to other programmes (LM-81) lies in its orientation towards knowledge in two precise geopolitical areas, the Mediterranean and Eurasia, on which many of the course units of the two 2nd cycle curricula are focused. Moreover in the field of human rights with a view to cooperation pursued within this 2nd cycle degree programme, the programme focuses on "cooperation for the protection of human rights and ethnic-cultural heritage" and, in particular, to promote human development and the protection and promotion of the cultural heritage. This 2nd cycle degree programme focuses mainly on: cooperation for development, human rights, gender, immigration, education in cultural anthropology, economy of development and area history studies. The programme also includes an original curriculum in Cooperation for the conservation of ethnic-cultural heritage.


This 2nd cycle degree programme contains two specific curricula, one especially aimed at preserving ethnic-cultural heritage and one oriented towards cooperation for the protection of human rights. Both curricula include a specific orientation towards the two geopolitical areas in the Mediterranean and Eurasia, with a special attention to an anthropological perspective, to the subjects of immigration and gender differences. In the second curriculum there is a specific attention to the education of both methodological and professional knowledge as well as professional and actual management of planning programmes for the protection of the cultural identities of minority groups, for the protection of human rights within complex multicultural contexts, planning and managing aid programmes for the development and cooperation with the countries of the Mediterranean area, Eurasia and European geopolitical areas.

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

2nd cycle graduates:

- possess solid knowledge of cultural history, political, economics, law and international relations;

- have broad and in-depth knowledge of the political systems and historical, political-institutional, and international economic structures also in a comparative perspective;

- know how to use negotiating and mediating techniques and methods, also in intercultural contexts, as well as techniques for solving conflicts and building peace.

The knowledge and understanding are achieved through participation in lectures, suitably integrated with practical exercises and seminars, followed by personal thought developed through guided self-study as defined in the different fields of learning, particularly in the following subject areas: M-DEA/01, SECS-P/02, SPS/02, IUS/13. The learning outcomes will be assessed mainly through oral exams and presentations or possibly written tests.

Applying knowledge and understanding

2nd cycle graduates:

- will be able to put their (interdisciplinary) expertise into practice to analyse and understand relations between European countries and countries in the Euro-Asiatic area of the Mediterranean;

- will know and use project management techniques.

In managing projects, they will hold specific skills that allow them to cooperate effectively even in culturally and professionally mixed groups;

- will be able to work towards the protection and promotion of the cultural heritage.

The above knowledge and understanding will be acquired through the critical study of texts proposed for self-study, stimulated by classroom activities, the research of case studies and applications presented by the professors, practical work also in groups, in particular in the following subjects: M-DEA/01, SECS-p/02, SPS/02, IUS/13, M-STO/03.

The tests, in the form of written and oral exams, reports, exercises, imply the execution of specific tasks which aim to demonstrate the student's command of tools, methods and critical autonomy. During the internship, students will be assessed through a report presented by the students and the company tutor.

Making judgements

In order to perform their activities, graduates will be able to use not only mixed, institutional and information sources, but also those generated by other media, in order to read and interpret implicit messages within a given context.

The ability to make judgements is particularly developed during group work, where each student will be responsible for the study and presentation of problems suggested by the professors, particularly in cases in which the working groups are established for the critical review of mixed information sources.

The acquired judgement skills are also assessed through the evaluation of the learning activities followed during the study programme and the evaluation of the students' ability to work autonomously as well as in groups during the activities assigned in preparation of the final examination and the traineeship.

Communication skills

- have in-depth theoretical and practical competencies in written and oral communication which allow them to effectively manage intercultural contexts and adapt their communicative register to a range of interlocutors;
- are able to use another European language fluently (B1-B2) orally and in writing using vocabulary linked to the degree programme and considering the language knowledge acquired during the first cycle programme.

Written and oral communication skills are developed in particular during seminars, practical exercises and learning activities which also require the production and oral presentation of written assignments.

Communication skills are also acquired and assessed during the internship and activities carried out in preparation for the final examination, which involves the production and discussion of a dissertation. Foreign languages are learned and assessed in specific course units and complementary learning activities.

Learning skills

2nd cycle graduates:

- are able to apply the learning methods and analysis tools developed to further study and improve their own knowledge;

- are able to identify the most appropriate tools and learning paths to develop their own cultural and specific knowledge and professional skills.
Learning skills are acquired throughout the study period, particularly concerning self-study, the production of individual assignments and the activities carried out in preparation for the final examination.

Learning skills are assessed continuously throughout the programme, with specific weight given to the respect for deadlines, the presentation of autonomously researched data, tutorials during project work and the self-learning skills developed during the activities in preparation for the final examination.

Course units

The course units are listed according to the chosen curriculum


2nd year students may take part in internships at companies in agreement with the University of Bologna.

Internship Office:

International mobility

Exchanges programmes are available by agreement with several universities under the Erasmus programme and other exchange agreements.

Coordinator from the Faculty of International Relations
Prof. Carla Comellini

Faculty Erasmus Coordinator
Dr. Maria Paola Funaioli

Faculty coordinator for Overseas mobility
Prof. Gustavo Gozzi

Faculty Leonardo Coordinator
Dr. Alessandro Iannucci

Faculty coordinator for Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window
Prof. Gustavo Gozzi

International Relations office

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Contact details

Students can contact the president of Degree Programme Course.
Contact: prof. Gustavo Gozzi

e-mail gustavo.gozzi@unibo.it

tel. +39 051 277211


the Degree Programme tutor:

Dr.ssa Elisa Cassoni, Via Giuseppe Pasolini 23 - Ravenna

(It's highly reccomanded to set an appointment by e-mail: elisa.cassoni@studio.unibo.i t)
tel. +39.0544.937900

Via Giuseppe Pasolini 23 - Ravenna

Friday form 10.30 to 11.30