Please find below the description of the Master in Peacekeeping Management run by the University of Turin, together with a call for scholarship application for a female student from the Balcan area.
The Masters Course in Peacekeeping Management is very pleased to inform you that we have the opportunity to offer a scholarship for a female student from the Balcan area. The scholarship will fully cover tuition fees and partly cover living expenses.
The deadline for application is October 10, 2006. Instructions on how to apply can be found on the website section AVVISI).
The following documents, written in English, should be submitted in support of the Application Form:
2)An abstract of the final dissertation (maximum 3000 characters)
3)A list of published articles (if applicable)
4)A letter of motivation
5)A letter of reference
6)Certification indicating foreign language capacity (if applicable)
7)Photocopy of an identity document
8)4 Passport size photos
For candidates who have a foreign degree, a copy of the academic title translated into Italian, “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) issued by the Italian Embassy of the Country where the degree was obtained from, “Legalizzazione Consolare”
issued by the Italian Embassy of the Country where the degree was obtained from.
Additional information and clarification can be requested at:
Ms Irene Miletto
Tel: +39 011 4325482
Fax: +39 011 4325475
irene.miletto@ peacekeeping. it
PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE
For the sixth successive year, the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Turin, Italy, offers its Masters in Peacekeeping Management. The Masters leads to a post graduate qualification which equips students with the necessary skills and
competences required to work in a diverse range of peacekeeping environments, crisis response situations reconstruction processes.
In particular, the Masters aims at providing students with professional skills in the following areas:
- Emergency Relief
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Refugee Assistance
- Human Rights
- Administrative Support and Logistics
- Election Operations and Monitoring
- Capacity Building
The Masters is located in Palazzo Audisio, Maria Vittoria, 35, Turin, Italy, where most academic activities take place. However, in order to further the learning process, there other activities at such locations such as the United Nations Campus, the Offices of the Red Cross, in addition to military training areas.
Academic Teaching and Assessment takes the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials, group and individual sessions, practical exercises, distance learning, project work and role plays. All aimed at maximising the learning process and geared towards creating all-round professionals in Peacekeeping. The methodology provides the following distinct characteristics:
- a balanced structure between both the theory and the practice of Peacekeeping
- an interdisciplinary approach providing in-depth knowledge in key areas of intervention
- practical exercises relating to technical operations
The Masters Course is divided into 4 modules:
Module I An introduction to the theory and concepts of major subjects needed to understand the principles used to analyse international and regional crisis situations, with particular attention placed on socio-cultural, economic, historical and legal dynamics.
Module II An analysis of crisis, conflict and post-conflict situations and of the responses to these situations in three macro areas:
- Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation;
- Emergency Management;
- Processes of Institution Building and Reconstruction.
Module III Workshops and practical exercises in: project cycle management; eporting; security; intercultural communication; stress management; media relations; first aid and preventative medicine; survival techniques and orientation within theatres of operation.
Module IV The Conceptualisation and Development of a Project.
Lessons are held from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.15 hrs. Students are also required to attend afternoon sessions when specific activities (such as training, exercises, class work, seminars and preparation for internships) are scheduled.
Attendance of the whole academic programme is considered mandatory and in order to obtain the Masters qualification students are required to have attended a minimum of 85% of the teaching periods. For the 2006-2007 academic year the course will be
conducted in English. The course runs from 1st February 2007 to 13th July 2007. There is also an introductory distance learning phase from December 2006 to January 2007. The final piece of coursework has to be submitted before December 2007 (deadline to be decided).
ASSESSMENT and FINAL CERTIFICATION
Students undergo 7 assessments during the course relevant to the main areas of study with a Final Test involving the conceptualisation and elaboration of a project.
The award of the Final Mark is based on the average of the marks obtained in the seven pieces of assessed coursework and the mark awarded for the final project..
The Masters awards up to 60 University Credits for those students who hold an Italian degree.. The Scientific Committee may also award up to 20 University Credits to those students who have also completed other post-graduate courses.
In order to be awarded the “Masters in Peacekeeping Management” from the University of Turin, students will be required to:
- obtain a total of 60 credits from coursework
- pass the final piece of assessed coursework
- complete at least 85% of the academic programme Successful students will be awarded a “Masters in Peacekeeping Management”. The Graduation Ceremony will be held in Turin.
The Masters is aimed at for those wishing to work in the following fields:
- United Nations and other International Agencies, UNHCR, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNICRI,UNESCO
- Organizations of Regional Co-operation and Security, European Union, OSCE, NATO
- Non-Governmental Organizations and Voluntary Associations
- Public Administration and Local Governmental Agencies with activities and projects in humanitarian assistance, local capacity building and de-centralised co-operation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Local Government)
- Civic Defence and Relief Agencies
- Public and Private enterprises
- Armed Forces
THE MASTERS IS SUPPORTED BY
Compagnia di San Paolo
Città di Torino
THE MASTERS IS RUN IN COLLABORATION WITH
NGOs (Italian and International)
“Brigata Alpina Taurinense” (Italian Army Mountain Brigade)
Carabinieri (Italian Military Police)
Italian Red Cross
Centre of African Studies
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