How about a Master in Electoral Policy in Sunny Italy?

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Creative Associates International announced a Master of Arts in International Electoral Policy and Practice. Read more here.

Based upon the Expressions of Interest received from this announcement, the one-year, post-graduate Programme will be officially open for registration on the 1st of July 2011 and will begin in January 2012.The Programme provides advanced learning in electoral system design, administration, and evaluation for the election professionals, especially for those in developing democracies or post-conflict environments. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a study programme about electoral policy and practice with professional objectives to work at an Election Management Body (EMB) or similar institution. Further eligibility requirements include a three year university degree or equivalent, issued by a university institution or equivalent, and understand, speak and write English at least at Level B2 (as exemplified in the Common European Framework of reference for Languages – Council of Europe).

The syllabus includes 440 hours of classroom lectures and exercises, 200 hours of internships, and a final written thesis. The Programme will seek to involve Election Management Bodies (EMBs) as hosts of the internships and primary sources of students. Students may be responsible to identify hosts for their internships. The Programme is also supported by a global network of universities as further sources of students and providing research, guest lecturers, and special seminars. Lectures will be delivered by an international faculty of professionals and having an extensive experience in the field of electoral policy and practice.

The tuition fee is expected to be about 25.000,00 Euros. The tuition will cover the basic academic costs associated with attending the program. However, travel, meals, and lodging both in Pisa and at the internship will also have to be included in the total costs of the Programme. That cost can be estimated at a ceiling of about 25.000,00 Euros. We recognize that the costs of higher education often exceed the personal financial resources of many qualified candidates for the Programme. As a result, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Creative Associates will provide assistance to the admitted candidates to identify financial sponsors who might be interested to cover, fully or partially, the Programme costs.

We kindly invite potential candidates to provide us with their CV and a preliminary notice on their interest in the Programme by filling the attached Expression of Interest. Please be mindful that this expression constitutes just a preliminary step, while the official application for the Programme should be submitted online following the instructions that will be published on this Scuola’s website on July 5.

For further information on the Programme please consult the document below or contact us.

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Master in International Electoral Policy and Practice Secretariat
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33- 56127 PISA, ITALY
Tel: +39 050 88.26.69