Operational Duration

MA in Human rights and Democratization in Eastern Partnership region is a full-time unique academic programme. It is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme and runs from September (2011) to May (2013). The first and second semesters are spent in Armenia, at the Yerevan State University.

The third semester is conducted at the 3 partner universities. Students will choose the module of their preference and, once allocated, will complete one of the specialized modules:

  • Political Module (Belarusian State University);
  • Legal Module (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv);
  • Interdisciplinary Module (University of European Political and Economic Studies, Moldova).

The fourth semester is designed for MA thesis writing and internship. It can be spent at Home University and/or Host University or elsewhere.


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Second Semester:

The second semester is aimed at deepening the theoretical knowledge in the field through compulsory and elective courses. The semester is divided into 3 thematic sections.

During the second semester the following courses are offered:

  • Human Rights and Democratization in Eastern Partnership Programme
  • Electoral Rights
  • Transitology
  • International Human Rights
  • Peace, Security and Democratic Governance
  • Local Self-Governance, Public Participation and Local Democracy in Transitional Countries
  • Conflict Resolution through Democratization

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