The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights: applications are open

The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights (ARMA) announces the opening of its registration until 31 March 2017.

ARMA is a multidisciplinary curriculum offered by leading experts in the field and a consortium of universities including St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon) , the International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia), the European Inter-University Centre (EIUC), and a growing network of partner Universities in the Region, supported by the European Union and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

ARMA offers courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. Open to professionals and graduates, it combines a theoretical and practical approach and it delivers a Master’s degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

The first semester from mid/late September 2017 until January 2018 is held at the Saint Joseph University premises in Beirut. During the second semester, students will be placed in one of the Universities of the Consortium on the basis their research and internship interests as well as the supervision expertise of the partner universities. Students will write a Thesis of 15,000 words which could be based on field and Internship work. Thesis defense and graduation ceremony are in July 2017.

ARMA aims to:

  • Create high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;
  • Foster the creation of an élite group of people committed to the promotion of democratic institutions;
  • Build a network of experts to be active in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the Region.

Tuition fees amount to 4.000,00 euro. ARMA offers financial support in the form of a partial contribution towards living expenses and/or a full or partial tuition waiver. This type of financial support is awarded to a limited number of students on the basis of academic achievement, need and geographical distribution.

More information on the ARMA, admission criteria and the programme can be found here:

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