The Ph.D Programme in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance at University of Padova aims at forming researchers with a multi/interdisciplinary profile. The programme includes teaching, research and training in the area of human rights studies, covering the various legal, political, social, philosophical and economic approaches and methodologies, and different geographical areas.
The language of the programme is English. Students will undertake research, take courses and do internships at the University of first enrolment (Home University), and at one or more of the other partner Universities (Host Universities), where they have to spend at least one semester.
Doctoral graduates will possess the competence and the skills required for a research and teaching career in Academia, and for research positions in public and private organisation.
The doctoral degree allows graduates to compete for high-level positions in public and private institutions, including intergovernmental organisations, and to perform operative functions as legal officers, project managers, research and development staff as well as specialised field officers.
They will have the skills to advise and assist public and private bodies in implementing complex human rights programmes in areas such as education, communication, cultural mediation, social planning, etc. in the framework of human development, human security and social cohesion strategies.
- Cultural pluralism, religious diversity, and human rights
- Citizenship and human rights
- International law, international order, and human rights
- Governance and emergencies
- Human rights in the EU external relations
- Social vulnerabilities, public policies and human rights
- Racial discrimination in the labour market
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
During the application process candidates will be required to upload:
- Identity document in PDF
- Master’s degree (certificate or diploma)
- transcript of records (list of activities of the master's course) or diploma supplement in Italian or English in PDF (if available)
- Curriculum in English (no specific format required) in PDF
- Research project in English (no specific format required) in PDF.
Reference letters are not required for this doctorate.
International376 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 188 EUR per semester during 36 months.
EU/EEA376 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 188 EUR per semester during 36 months.
Living costs for Padua
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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