Degree

After successfully passing exams and completing a Master’s thesis, students will be awarded the Diploma of “European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation” jointly conferred by those Universities of the EIUC/E.MA network that have ratified the Joint Degree Agreement (the so-called “Inner Circle Universities”). For the academic year 2013/2014 these universities include:

  • University of Graz, University of Padua, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, University of Deusto Bilbao for students enrolling in E.MA with 180ECTS;
  • University of Graz, Ruhr-University Bochum, University of Hamburg, University of Padua, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, University of Ljubljana, University of Deusto Bilbao for students enrolling in E.MA with 240ECTS.

E.MA is a joint Programme which was developed in the spirit of the European Higher Education Area. The “Inner Circle Universities” together with EIUC (which takes care of the administrative aspects) have signed, in addition to the Joint Degree Agreement, an annexed Protocol regulating its provision and implementation procedure. The issuing of a “joint” degree implies the highest level of academic cooperation, meaning that students are enrolled by all relevant universities at the same time (with the University of Padua acting as the University of First Enrolment).

The national equivalent value attributed to the E.MA Joint Programme varies among the Inner Circle Universities as follows:

  • for the Italian universities (Padua, and Ca’ Foscari University Venice) the E.MA Degree corresponds to a “Master Universitario di primo livello” (see DM 270/2004);
  • for Ruhr-University Bochum the E.MA Degree corresponds to a Master’s title as envisaged by Art. 96 par. 1 of the “Hochschulgesetz” (HG) of 14.3.2000;
  • for the University of Deusto – Bilbao the E.MA Degree corresponds to a “Título de Máster” recognised by the Real Decreto 1393/2007 de 29 de octubre;
  • for the University of Graz the E.MA Degree corresponds to the title recognised by the UG 2002 (BGB1 n. 120/2002);
  • for Hamburg University the E.MA Degree corresponds to a “Master of Peace and Security Studies” (MPS) as foreseen by the 1 Abs. 2 Ordnung für den postgradualen Studiengang;
  • for the University of Ljubljana, the E.MA Degree corresponds to a Master (mag. člov. prav. in demo.) according to the “Sklep Senata za akreditacijo pri Svetu RS za visoko šolstvo št. 6033/32/2009/2”.