Associated Programmes


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The postgraduate programme 'Master of Peace and Security Studies' at the University of Hamburg is a trans- and interdisciplinary programme of a two semester duration, combining theory-based education in the areas of peace research and security policy with a practice-orientated application of methods for research. The prime objective of the course is to provide highly qualified graduates from a national or foreign university and academically trained practitioners of a field-related vocational background with the fundamental basics of the discipline peace studies and security policy, as well as providing them with the instruments applicable for differentiated research in this field.

The course is a joint programme of the University of Hamburg and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). Students can spend one semester at the IFHV in Bochum. 

Further information can be found here.



The European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is an intensive one-year academic programme to educate professionals in the field of human rights and democratisation, and provide its graduates with practical work experience. It is a multidisciplinary programme that reflects the indivisible links between human rights, democracy, peace and development.

The programme is carried out jointly by 41 European universities and offers an action and policy-oriented approach to learning about international relations, law, philosophy, history, anthropology, political science and sociology. Students have the opportunity to meet and be taught by leading academics, experts and representatives of international organisations (including European Union representatives) while studying in a multi-cultural environment.

The programme offers a full semester in Venice and a semester in a participating university, for instance the RUB.

For further information on the E.MA programme, please consult the website of the programme or refer to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
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The 'European Regional Master's Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe (ERMA) is a unique regional interdisciplinary one-year full time MA programme. It was established in 2000, through the joint efforts of eleven participating universities and research centers, coordinated by the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies of the University of Sarajevo in cooperation with the University of Bologna through its Istituto per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica. The ERMA programme is an educational activity intended for students that would combine practical experience in human rights issues with further academic study. The IFHV is member of the network since 2007.

Further information can be found here