Application deadline:

23 July 2023

What is CES


The MA in Human Rights and Democratisation in the Caucasus/CES Programme is bilingual and innovative one-year interdisciplinary graduate programme in the region that provides knowledge and thorough training in the fields of human rights and democratisation.

The main aim of the programme is to support promotion of democracy, rule of law and good governance, together with strengthening Human rights protection in the region of Former Soviet Republics.

Master Details

The Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation offers students a combination of interdisciplinary approach, theoretical knowledge and practical skills.



The MA Programme is designed for participants from various professional and academic backgrounds (legal, social, political science, etc.). It provides solid theoretical foundation and proposes three main tracks – legal, political and interdisciplinary. The programme adopts two-dimensional development approach, which allows students to choose specialisation and to develop both research and practical skills (fact finding mission interviews, policy paper writing, advocacy skills, etc.).



The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in the Caucasus is implemented by four universities:

During 2010-2014 the project was also implemented at University of European Political and Economic Studies Constantin Stere, Chisinau, Moldova.



This innovative new degree provides:

  • A unique interdisciplinary master’s level education in human rights and democratisation in the entire Post-Soviet area;
  • European quality education in human rights and democratisation;
  • Career opportunities in international, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as in the academic sphere;
  • Qualified teaching staff, including academic experts and highly qualified specialists with professional experience in international organizations such as the UN, Council of Europe and OSCE;
  • A joint degree granted by four universities;
  • Study visit to European institutions;
  • Student mobility between the 4 partner universities;
  • A multicultural learning environment, including excursions in host countries and cultural events.