PhD: Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability, Italy

Deadline: 30/09/2010
Open to: applicants with Master degree (M.Sc. or M.A.)
Fund: amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilities

The Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights.

It consists in the following curricula (Research Areas):
– Identity, rights and conflicts in the political theory;
– Conflict and political systems in international relations;
– International and European political economy;
– Institutions and mechanisms for protecting Human rights: outlines of International Law;
– Rights and social capital in the regional development policies;
– Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development of the land.

* Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree or equivalent title;
* Applicants should not be older than 35 years on September 30, 2010; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee;
* Applicants must hold of an internationally acknowledged certificate specifying their intermediate level English knowledge.

Application procedure
All interested applicants should apply through the online application system submitting following documents:
a) a copy of the candidate’s passport;
b) two copies of their Curriculum Vitae (the EU model);
c) photocopy of Candidate’s University Master Degree (to be translated in Italian or in English except those written in French, German, Spanish);
d) two copies of the abstract of the Master Degree thesis and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable;
e) detailed list of academic courses taken (written either in English or in Italian, French, German, Spanish). This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken;
f) the certificates of knowledge of English language;
g) two copies of a detailed Research Project (max 3000 words) which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:
– a title;
– the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;
– the aim and expectations of the research;
– the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;
h) at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant’s work during his/her university studies;

NB. The application documents might slightly differ depending on EU or non-EU residency, pay attention.

PLUS an hard copy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested need to sent to:

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy

The application deadline is 30th September 2010.

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