2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 9237
Degree Programme Class LM-81 - Development co-operation
Years in which the programme is being held 1°, 2°
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Ravenna
Degree Programme Director Mario Angelo Neve
Language English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admittance to the second cycle degreecourse depends on the candidate's having the default curricular requirements,including a knowledge of English of at least level B2 and evaluation that thesame has adequate personal qualifications.

To attend the International Cooperation onHuman Rights and Intercultural Heritage second cycle degree course, candidatesneed to have acquired knowledge in the legal disciplines, prevalently publiclaw, or economic-political or political-economic disciplines, or historicalknowledge is requirement, prevalently contemporary or modern history, or in thegeographical or anthropological-cultural disciplines.

Curricular requirements

1. Holding a degree in one of the followingclasses or holding another degree obtained abroad, recognised as appropriate,and holding specific CFU credits in the scientific-disciplinary sectors listedbelow:

pursuant to Italian Ministerial Decree270/2004:

- Group 1: L-1; L-37

For which direct admittance is envisagedupon evaluation of the adequacy of personal qualifications.

- Group 2: L-14; L-15; L-16; L-18; L-33;L-36; L-39; L-40; L-41

For which at least 36 CFU credits overallare required in the following subject groups:

SPS/02, SPS/04, SPS/07, M-STO/02, M-STO/04,IUS/01, IUS/08, IUS/09, IUS/13, SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02, SECS-S/01, SECS-S/03,M-GGR/01, M-GGR/02, M-DEA/01

- Group 3: L-5; L-6; L-10; L-11; L-12;L-19; L-20; L-21; L-24; L-25; L-32; L-42; L-43

For which at least 36 CFU credits overallare required as follows:

24 CFU credits in one or more of thefollowing subject groups:

M-FIL/05, M-FIL/06, M-PSI/01, M-PSI/02,M-PSI/05, BIO/01, BIO/08, IUS/10, L-ANT/07, L-FIL-LET/10, L-ART/01, L-ART/03,L-LIN/01, L-LIN/12, AGR/01, AGR/02, MAT/01, MAT/02, CHIM/03, FIS/01, GEO/04,SECS-P/06.

12 CFU credits in one or more of thefollowing subject groups:

SPS/02, SPS/04, SPS/07, M-STO/02, M-STO/04,IUS/01, IUS/08, IUS/09, IUS/13, SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02, SECS-S/01, SECS-S/03,M-GGR/01, M-GGR/02, M-DEA/01.

ex. D.M. 509/99: 2; 3; 5; 6; 11; 13; 14;15; 17; 18; 19; 20; 28; 29;30; 31; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39, and holding the CFUcredits in the subject groups listed above.

Previously effective four-year system:First cycle degree in Political Sciences, Law, Business and Economics,Statistics, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Arts and Philosophy, Science ofEducation, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Psychology, Agriculture.

2. Holding suitable knowledge of theEnglish language - level B2.

Programme profile

Second cycle graduates shall:

- be able to contribute to the definitionand formulation of development support policies and strategies, particularly inthe field of the promotion of human rights and the cultural heritage, withparticular focus on intercultural issues;

- possess the skills to manage migrationand development programmes;

- be able to cooperate in co-developmentprogrammes;

- be able to manage cultural heritageprotection projects;

- be able to design and manage development aidprogrammes and projects within international cooperation;

- hold advanced skills in the protection ofhuman rights and adequate knowledge of the tools used to apply the human rightsbased approach to the design, programming and monitoring of internationalcooperation and human rights protection projects;

- hold specialist knowledge allowing themto work for national and international bodies in cooperation programmes, basedon the specific understanding of their organisation and operation, in publicand private fields.

Moreover, within the broader field ofdevelopment cooperation, this 2nd cycle degree programme is particularlyoriented to the protection of the rights of excluded and marginalised personsand those whose rights are exposed to the risk of violation of their culturalheritage, with an intercultural perspective; this issue, now of worldwideimportance, is no longer linked solely to the practice of protection andconservation, but is recognised as an economic-social resource of primaryimportance, both in its tangible version (cities and landscapes) and intangibleversion (languages, thought systems, cultural codes).

The programme offers solidinterdisciplinary and vocational grounding to students wishing to work in thefield of international development cooperation, particularly in public andprivate programmes focusing on human rights and the natural and culturalheritage. The first year aims to provide theoretical grounding permittingstudents to formulate and/or manage development cooperation projects.Particular attention is paid to the historical and geopolitical dynamicsbetween the European Union, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, andthe countries of East Asia, as well as in the Euro-Mediterranean region.Vocational workshops are also run by social partners. At the end of the firstyear of the programme, students will select an internship project which may belinked to research work for the production of the final dissertation, while thesecond year focuses not only on the internship and the dissertation, but alsoon the further study and practical use of the knowledge acquired.

Knowledge required for access

Admittance to the second cycle degreecourse depends on the candidate's having the default curricular requirements,including a knowledge of English of at least level B2 and evaluation that thesame has adequate personal qualifications.

To attend the International Cooperation onHuman Rights and Intercultural Heritage second cycle degree course, candidatesneed to have acquired knowledge in the legal disciplines, prevalently publiclaw, or economic-political or political-economic disciplines, or historicalknowledge is requirement, prevalently contemporary or modern history, or in thegeographical or anthropological-cultural disciplines.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master courses of second degree.

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

International development cooperator

role in a work context:

The international development cooperatorworks mostly as part of projects and programmes for the protection of humanrights, resolving conflicts peacefully and economic reconstruction.

(S)he has the possibility of planning andcoordinating programmes for the protection of human rights, as part ofprocesses for resolving conflicts peacefully or economic reconstruction.

(S)he may manage projects for protectingand integrating migrants and co-development initiatives. (S)he may coordinateprojects and international cooperation activities concerning the protection andvaluing of ethnic-cultural assets and cultural heritage both domestically aswell as in developing countries. (S)he is capable of programming, organisingand managing projects and activities in the sectors pertaining to theprotection of human rights, education and vocational training, supportingminors, and improving women's conditions.

(S)he has the following roles:

- (s)he contributes to defining andformulating policies and strategies to support development, particularly aspart of the promotion of human rights and cultural heritage, with a specialfocus on inter-cultural topics;

- (s)he collaborates with otherprofessional figures in programming, organising and managing projects andactivities in the sectors pertaining to the protection of human rights,education and vocational training, supporting minors, and improving women'sconditions;

- (s)he coordinates by holding positions ofhigh responsibility in projects and international cooperation activitiesconcerning the protection and valuing of ethnic-cultural assets and heritageboth domestically as well as in developing countries;

- (s)he develops programmes to safeguardthe cultural identity of minorities.

competencies associated with the role:

Performance of the above roles requiresspecific specialist knowledge, skills and abilities in the economic, social-political,historical and cultural fields. Greater specialisation may be necessary, aswell as learning skills in one or more professional enhancement sectors.

In addition to self-learning and constantupdating abilities, suitable multi-disciplinary competences of acommunication-relational, organisational-managerial and programming nature arerequired, in accordance with the level of autonomy and responsibility assigned,with the organisational and occupational methods implements and with the mainstakeholders involved (colleagues, other professionals and public and/orprivate clients).

career opportunities:

Recruitment possibilities are expectedwithin international bodies for cooperation (UN, EU, World Bank, IMF, etc.), innon-government organisations active in assisting development and in the area ofprojects for the protection of human rights in Europe and in othergeo-political contexts, in public and private enterprises, in researchinstitutions and in competent offices for cooperation decentred at regional,provincial, or municipal level.

A graduate in this second cycle degreecourse may either work as self-employed or as an employee for tertiary sectorbodies and institutions, such as national and international civil organisationsand volunteers associations, or for the immigration services of Local bodies.In this respect, (s)he may hold the role of Human Rights Media andCommunication Strategist.

(S)he may provide consulting ininternational cooperation for Local bodies, Chambers of Commerce, and tradeunions.

(S)he also has a specific training allowingaccess to a diplomatic career and the performance of roles for the ForeignAffairs Ministry.

Specialist in the Human Rights Based Approach

role in a work context:

The role of the specialist in the HumanRights Based Approach, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner forHuman Rights (2006), is to protect the rights of excluded or marginalisedindividuals and those whose rights are exposed to the risk of violation.

The role of the specialist in the HumanRights Based Approach consists in devising programs for sustainable humandevelopment, based on a global view that considers the family, the community,the civil society, the local, national and international authorities, andensures the institutionalisation of a democratic process.

Role in a work context:

- (S)he performs roles of responsibility inprotecting human rights, in sectors of aid to development and humanitarianactions;

-(s)he plans and coordinates programmes forthe promotion of the culture of peace, of human rights and of internationalsolidarity;

- (s)he manages programmes as part of themigration-development relationship for the protection and integration ofmigrants;

- (s)he plans and manages initiatives aspart of co-development, democratisation and resolution processes, resolvingconflicts peacefully and economic reconstruction;

- (s)he may perform activities for orcollaborate with civic defence offices;

- (s)he has the possibility of providingconsulting as part of cooperation with Local bodies, Chambers of Commerce, andtrade unions.

competencies associated with the role:

Performance of the above roles requiresspecific specialist knowledge, skills and abilities in the social-political,legal and anthropological fields. Greater specialisation may be necessary, aswell as learning skills in one or more professional enhancement sectors.

Specifically the competences of aspecialist in the HRBA consist in the ability to set out, conceive and verifythe consistency of the development programmes in accordance with this approach.

In addition to self-learning and constantupdating abilities, suitable multi-disciplinary competences of acommunication-relational, organisational-managerial and programming nature arerequired, in accordance with the level of autonomy and responsibility assigned,with the organisational and occupational methods implements and with the mainstakeholders involved (colleagues, other professionals and public and/orprivate clients)

career opportunities:

Employment possibilities are expectedwithin the sectors and bodies dedicated to protecting human rights, theprotection and integration of migrants, the creation of programmes relating tothe migration-development relationship on an international level (UN, EU), inNGO, in national bodies and in local administration institutions.

On an international level, there are nowmultiple bodies where the activity of the specialist in the HRBA can be carriedout: from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), toUN Development Programme (UNDP), to UNESCO, UN Children's Fund, UN PopulationFund (UNFPA), and UNHCR as well as many more. Other opportunities arise at theForeign Affairs Ministry where certain offices are involved in protecting humanrights (the Office for the promotion of human rights and of internationalrights).

Employment opportunities also exist at theEU, for instance for the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO),or Europeaid - DG International Cooperation and Development - DG (DEVCO).

There are also other recruitmentopportunities in immigration services at local institutions addressingdecentred cooperation, the protection of migrants and the integration of asylumseekers and refugees.

The Specialist in the Human Rights BasedApproach also has a specific training that may grant them access to adiplomatic career and the performance of roles for the Foreign AffairsMinistry.