First Round Deadline:

6 April 2021

Second Round Deadline:

6 June 2021


A programme where theory meets practice

During the first semester, students get to participate in several short field visits to NGOs, IGOs, and research centres; meeting with experts and professionals who work on the Master’s key issues, such as Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights, Rights to Education, LGBTI Issues, Detainee Rights, Memory of War and Reconciliation, Refugees, Electoral Reform, Security and Human Rights, etc. These visits allow students to link what they learned in class with the challenges of civic and international engagement with regards to Human Rights.

In January, students lead a weeklong field research on Refugees, practicing qualitative and quantitative methods such as surveys, interviews, and focus groups. Students get to master the tools learnt in class and gather data through the research design they have defined.

In June/July, the programme offers an intensive training in Project Development through which students build different projects that they propose to NGOs. Students get to implement the selected projets, and assess their impact on specific Human Rights.

A programme where theory meets practice

Our international academic staff brings together professors, experts and practitioners coming from over 10 countries who share with students their knowledge, professional experience and expertise.

What also makes this unique learning experience particularly rich is the variety of students’ national and academic background. Indeed, students typically come from 15 different countries from across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and beyond. Interactive seminars and group work allow them to interact and express their views and learn from each other’s insights into the region and its dynamics. The diversity in academic backgrounds adds to the programme’s comparative approach and interdisciplinary character.

An academic year across the Arab World

Probably the region’s only academic programme fostering the mobility of professors and students within the Middle East and North Africa.

During the first semester, students are based in Beirut but receive professors and experts from across the region and beyond, notably Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. For their second semester, students get to choose one of the partner universities within the region as their second semester destination, discovering another context and academic tradition within which they research and complete thesis on a topic relevant to democracy and human rights.