Deadline: 15 June 2017
The international Ph.D. in Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges gives you the opportunity to carry out research in a lively and supportive environment.
Sant’Anna School is Italian top multidisciplinary research university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. Sant’Anna School in Pisa is rated sixth in the Times Higher Education rankings, among the “Small Best Universities in the World 2017”. It attracts top academics and students from all over the world, resulting in a vibrant and cosmopolitan academic community.
The goal of this three-year Ph.D. Programme, entirely delivered in English, is to provide an educational path which will enable participants not only to carry out sound academic research, but also to undertake professional careers within a wide range of international, national and regional entities, in both the private and the public sectors.
The Programme addresses the issue of Human Rights and Global Politics, and is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach. It includes the following research areas:
These areas merge into the following curricula which characterize the Programme:
This Curriculum deals with the legal and governance aspects of distinct but related fields of inquiry. With regard to Agricultural Law, the main themes addressed are: water, food, land and natural resources, international trade of agricultural products. With respect to the International Law area the research focuses on human rights protection, international conflict management and resolution, and international disaster law.
This curriculum deals with the main philosophical concepts and economic aspects concerning global politics. In relation to Political Philosophy, the research focuses on Identity, Gender and Justice. With respect to International Political Economy, the research is related to economic and monetary politics, both at international and European level.
Structure of the Programme
The Ph.D. programme’s structure includes mandatory lectures and research activities, but it also envisages the possibility to attend summer schools and to spend research periods abroad (a minimum of six months abroad is compulsory).
In particular, first-year Ph.D. students are required to attend the compulsory classes specifically designed for the programme. They are also encouraged to attend lectures, especially at graduate level, within the general field of their research.
Moreover, research methodology courses are offered which will provide students with the opportunity to acquire methodological expertise and to apply it to substantive research in their chosen topic.