Application deadline:

23 July 2023

Structure and Content

The MA Programme in the Caucasus is an interdisciplinary programme (with legal, political and multidisciplinary components), with duration of 1 year (60 ECTS). It is implemented by a consortium of four leading universities in the region: Yerevan State University (coordinator), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (host university), Belarusian State University (host university), and Tbilisi State University (host university). The official languages of the Programme are English and Russian.

First Semester

From September 2019 to January 2020 (20 ECTS)


Yerevan State University

During the semester, a range of side events and guest lecturing will be organised which are complimentary to main study curriculum.
The programme will develop on:

  • Theoretical Bases of Human Rights
  • Democracy: Theory and Practice
  • Human Rights in Foreign Policy and International Politics
  • HR in legal perspectives
  • Public Policy research & Paper Writing course
  • Human Rights Fact Finding and Reporting
  • Academic Paper writing

Second Semester - Mobility term

From March 2020 to May 2020 (20 ECTS)

Each Student during 1st semester will choose one of three mobility tracks to attend during second semester.


Belarusian State University

  • International Security and Human Rights
  • System Analysis of Political processes
  • Comparative analysis of European integration and integration in the post-Soviet Space
  • Political rights and freedoms in International Law
  • Sustainable Development: International and National Dimensions
  • Visiting lecturer: Democracy and Democratisation in Contemporary Europe
  • Practical Seminar

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiyv

  • Civil Rights and Democracy in the Information Age
  • Civil Remedies of Human Rights
  • Economic and Social right protection
  • Cultural Rights
  • Electives:
    • Asylum and Legal Protection of Refugees
    • Administrative Justice as the instrument of the Human rights protection
  • Visiting lecturer: Comparative Human Rights
  • Research Seminar (Thesis related)

Tbilisi State University

  • Social and Economic Rights in the context of Democracy and Economic Development
  • ECHR Advanced Course
  • International Investment Law and Human Rights
  • Human Rights Law
  • Visiting lecturer: Democracy and Democratisation in Contemporary Europe
  • Research Seminar (Thesis related)

Second Semester – Part II

From June 2020 to October 2020 (20 ECTS)

After mobility part of Second semester students return to their home countries to work on:

  • Internship
  • Research Seminar
  • Master Thesis