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Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions.

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  • Overview

    Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

    The Master of Arts Dual-Degree Programme in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) allows participants to study environmental and development policies and practices from the perspectives of both the Global South and North, and from both local and global viewpoints. Students spend one year each at UPEACE and at American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C. American University contributes with strengths in international relations, environmental policy, and economics, while UPEACE provides a unique opportunity to study sustainable development, environmental governance, and natural resources management on the ground in a developing context. All courses at UPEACE include field trips to different locations around Costa Rica where students will learn through direct engagement with government and non-governmental organizations, community members, and other local stakeholders. Graduates of this program receive an M.A. in International Affairs from American University and an M.A. in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from UPEACE.

  • Study Plan

    Academic Course Calendar and Professors

    Code Courses Type Professor Credits Weeks Dates Hours Classroom
    UPM 6001 UPEACE Foundation Course View More Mandatory Resident and Visiting Professors() View More 3 3 weeks (Including one double session. Friday 15 September 2023 is a Holiday) 28-Aug-2023 14-Sep-2023 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Council Room
    UPM 6003 The United Nations System and... View More Mandatory Mihir Kanade(India) View More 2 2 weeks 16-Oct-2023 27-Oct-2023 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Council Room
  • Faculty

    Resident Faculty

      

  • Requirements

    Admissions

    Admission is handled directly by American University. Accordingly, all candidates must follow the admissions procedures listed here.

    Once the admission applications are complete, applicants are evaluated by Faculty members at both universities and notified of their admissions status.

    For more information, please contact specialprogrammes@upeace.org.

  • Cost & Financial Aid
    Tuition USD $0.00
    Administrative Fees* USD $0.00
    Total USD $0.00

    Administrative Fees are not refundable


    Payment Dates

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    Administrative Fees are not refundable

  • Student Life

    Life at #UPEACE

    Humans of UPEACE was modeled after the famous Humans of New York photography project, designed to tell the stories of 10,000 New Yorkers on the street. At UPEACE, we believe our community – composed of current students, Alumni, Faculty, Visiting Professors, staff members, and partners – is our greatest asset and their stories worth sharing with the world. We invite you to dive into these stories and get to know the exceptional #UPEACERS that make the University for Peace a unique and diverse learning community, dedicated to training leaders for peace determined to reshape the world.

    Their stories are the best way to get a real feeling for the Student Life Experience at UPEACE!

    Click on the HoU logo below to get started!


    Our current batch of #UPEACERS

    The University for Peace is characterized by its diversity and multiculturalism. For 2022-2023, we have 157 students from 43 countries. As a result, our campus is always full of student activities, most of them organized by the students themselves. In past years, we have had yoga classes, conversation classes in different languages, the celebration of cultural nights (Asian night, Latin night, European night, etc.), as well as institutional activities open to students (Zumba classes, academic "brown bag" lunches, etc.) The current situation has forced students to become more creative with regards to socialising and ensuring a rich student life at UPEACE.

     

    Learn more about what to expect from your stay in Costa Rica, including approximate living expenses, here.

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  • Apply

    Admissions

    Admission is handled directly by American University. Accordingly, all candidates must follow the admissions procedures listed here.

    Once the admission applications are complete, applicants are evaluated by Faculty members at both universities and notified of their admissions status.

    For more information, please contact specialprogrammes@upeace.org.