The Master’s Programme consists in 3 Modules divided into 9 core subjects.
Module I - The International Community and its context
- International Law
- International Relations
- International Economics
Module II - From conflict prevention to peacebuilding
- Emergency Preparedness
- Conflict Transformation: negotiation and mediation
- Institution Building
Module III - Security and cooperation in the field
- Project Cycle Management
- Security in the field – Trainings
The Master also offers a Career Guidance Course aimed at providing students with useful tools to efficiently orient their career path, look for a job, attend interviews and draft their CVs. It is divided into two plenary sessions and two individual sessions with each student. The plenary sessions review the main components of job search while the individual sessions focus on each particular case and implements in a more personalised way what has been taught during the plenary sessions.
The students can also choose to attend a short Basic Italian Class. It is carried out during the first two months in Turin. The objective is to give foreign students basic knowledge of Italian useful for day to day life in Turin: moving around town, do grocery shopping, take public transports. It is also an opportunity to learning more about Italian culture; some classes are taught outside of the classrooms.
The final part of the Course involves the planning and writing of a Final Paper and allows students to apply the knowledge gained during the Master to a case study.
The Master is also notable for its innovative approach as it integrates diverse teaching methodologies: E-Learning, face to face lectures, practical exercises, seminars, role plays, field training, individual and group work, film visioning and debate. Students are expected to participating actively in class and during guided exercises as well as to reviewing the reading material suggested by lecturers.
DURATION AND ATTENDANCE
The Master’s in Peacekeeping Management’s Course lasts 1 academic year and is divided as follows:
December 2009 – January 2010, E-learning
January – June 2010, Face to face lectures and training (Turin)
July– December 2010, Final Paper
During the semester in Turin attendance is compulsory.
TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
In order to test the skills acquired during the Course, students undergo 6 assessment, one for each theme, and present a Final Paper. The Course grants 60 University Credits (CFU).
At the end of the Course the “Master's Degree in Peacekeeping Management” of the University of Turin is awarded to those who have:
- Obtained a total of 60 University Credits
- Passed the Final Paper
-Attended at least 75% of each Module
The selection process is organised during the month of October. Applications are screened and shortlisted candidates are invited to attend a motivational phone interview. The Selection Board's decision is final.
A list of successful candidates is drawn up according to the:
• Academic and professional curriculum
• Qualifications relative to the objectives of the Course
• Quality and relevance of the motivation letter
• Motivational interview
• Good working level of English
The application procedure depends on the nationality of the candidate as well as on the country where the degree was obtained from:
Italian Degree/Italian nationality
Send full application (see below) directly to the Master in Peacekeeping Management ) by the deadline.
Italian Degree/Non EU nationality
Send full application to the Master in Peacekeeping Management ) by the deadline and apply as early as possible to the Italian Embassy of your country of residence for a student Visa. Upon obtaining your student Visa, please send a copy of the Visa to the Master.
Non Italian Degree/EU Nationals
Send full application for pre enrolment to the Italian Embassy of the country where the degree was obtained from and a copy of full application and receipt of pre enrolment at the Embassy to the Master ) by the deadline. It is strongly suggested to pre enrol to the Italian Embassy as early as possible as the Declaration of Value requested by the University of Turin for the degree can take up to six months.
Non Italian Degree/Non EU Nationals
Send full application for pre enrolment to the Italian Embassy of the country where the degree was obtained from and a copy of full application and receipt of pre enrolment at the Embassy, to the Master ) by the deadline. This pre enrolment should also correspond to your student visa request unless you are currently residing in a different country. In this last case, in parallel you need to apply for a student Visa in the country where you are currently residing. It is strongly suggested to pre enrol to the Italian Embassy as early as possible as the Declaration of Value requested by the University of Turin for the degree can take up to six months. Upon obtaining your student Visa, please send a copy of the Visa to the Master.
For more information, and more precisely for pre enrolment procedure (Deadlines 2009/2010, Application forms, Modello G), please visit -italy.it
Full application to the Master in Peacekeeping Management is made up of the following documents:
For all students:
• Application form (filled in all its parts in capital letters and signed by applicant)
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of motivation
• Letter of reference
• Copy of the academic qualifications with exams passed and final grades
• Scanned copy of the Passport
• 1 scanned passport size picture
• Document acknowledging good level of English (either a certification or a self
• Abstract of the final dissertation (max. 3000 characters)
• List of published articles
For those who have qualifications from non Italian Universities:
• Copy of the qualification with legalised Translation in Italian
• Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore) issued by the Italian Embassy of the
country where the degree has been obtained from
• Consular authentication (Legalizzazione Consolare)
To participate in the selection process, candidates who have not yet obtained the above mentioned documents (i.e.: Declaration of Value and legalised translation in Italian), need to send the receipt of the pre enrolment to the Embassy, as evidence that their request for the Declaration of Value is under evaluation. It is strongly suggested to start the procedure for the Declaration of Value as early as possible in order to present the said document prior to the selection or at the latest prior to the beginning of the E-Learning course (i.e.: December). Please be aware that one of the requirements for student visas is the financial sustainability (i.e.: evidence that you can sustain all your living costs in Turin for 6 months needs to be produced for the Embassy).
For those graduating this year from Italian Universities before Master’s teaching activities start (i.e.: December of current year):
• Expected date of graduation
• Certificate with the exams
The closing date for Applications is 30th September 2009.
Applications received past the deadline will not be considered.
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The activities of the Master in Peacekeeping Management involve the following Institutions:
Carabinieri (Coespu), Centre for African Studies, Italian Army, Italian Defence General Staff, Municipality of Turin, Nato Cimic South Group, Piedmont Region, Province of Turin, Scuola di Applicazione (Army Institute Of Military Studies), Taurinense Alpini Brigade, Un Agencies and Programmes, Unesco, Un Volunteers.
The Master in Peacekeeping Management is supported by:
Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Piedmont Region, Province of Turin Municipality of Turin