Dear future student,
I am pleased to welcome you to our website. I encourage you to read about our programme carefully and to join us in this unique opportunity to become involved in human rights and democratisation as a future student, researcher and activist.
The EMA is an intense academic programme lasting one year. It focuses on ensuring you receive the professional preparation to work in human rights organisations (governmental, non-governmental, international or Spanish), ministries of Foreign Affairs, development agencies, field missions, electoral watches or international cooperation. The programme also gives you a sound base for embarking on a career in education.
Signing on the EMA means taking part in classes taught by innovative scholars, renowned experts and representatives of international organisations. It means studying in a multicultural multi-site programme. Firstly, in Venice where you will attend classes and seminars and take part in simulations, skills acquisition and projects sessions. Then you will go on to one of the 41 network universities where you can carry out in-depth research for your Master’s thesis.
The EMA will show you how theory studied in the classroom comes alive during a field trip in a post-conflict nation. You will have the chance to experience a special human environment where all the participants (students, lecturers and staff) develop close and lasting working ties. Following the EMA, you will have the chance to take part in our internships and fellowships in prestigious organisations. You can also benefit from membership in a worldwide alumni association, the EMAlumni Association, which provides contacts, job, projects and research opportunities.
If you ask our graduates (over 1,100 at the present), the two most frequent remarks are that the EMA is a unique Master’s degree programme and a life-changing experience. These opinions were backed up by student surveys and underscore the bright career prospects for EMA graduates. However, the programme calls for commitment, passion for the subject and hard work. The rewards are enormous and go far beyond receiving a diploma.
Visit our website: find out who is teaching in the programme, where you can go during the second semester; learn more about us and see our specialist fields; contact former students….
Enjoy the visit. We hope to see you in Venice!
Felipe Gómez Isa, PhD