mercredi 18 mai 2016

Call for Applications : Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mediterranean Studies (2016-2017)

The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), in partnership with
  • the Department of Political and Social Sciences and the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Italy),
  • the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) of the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (France),
  • the Department of International Relations of the Yaşar University (Turkey),
  • the Department of Economics and Finance of the Neapolis University of Pafos (Cyprus), and
  • the Olympia Summer Academy.
offers a Collaborative Postgraduate Program in Mediterranean Studies.

Description of Program

The MA in Mediterranean Studies is designed to be a flexible and dynamic umbrella program that covers a wide variety of issues and problems across different disciplines (i.e., Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, and Economics). It is premised on a multidimensional approach to an array of pressing, though interdependent, questions such as conflict, security and nationalism; democratization, civil society and the Arab Spring; Cultures and multiculturalism; women's issues and activism; economic crisis and development; and energy security and environmental challenges. The collaborative structure of the program facilitates the diverse contributions of faculty of the different participating institutions, enabling and sustaining the program's wide-ranging focus.

Structure of Program

The program of studies comprises eight core courses, four elective courses (out of which each student should select two courses) and a dissertation. The program's requirements correspond to 75 ECTS credits.

Winter Term

Core Courses
  1. Research Methods in Social Sciences (8 ECTS)
  2. Conflict and Security in the Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
  3. Civilizations and Cultures in the Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
Elective Courses
  1. Economic Development in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
  2. Comparative politics and government in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)

Lent Term

Core Courses
  1. The Arab Spring and civil society in the Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
  2. Energy and natural resources in the Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
  3. The EU in the Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
Elective Courses
  1. Democracy, human rights and multiculturalism: Europe and the Arab
  2. countries (6 ECTS)
  3. Cultural Geographies of the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
Dissertation (15 ECTS)

The program's requirements correspond to 75 ECTS credits.

Duration of studies

Twelve months, full time.

Title Awarded

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mediterranean Studies.
The degree is awarded from the University of the Peloponnese upon successful completion of the program's requirements. All partnering institutions are explicitly mentioned in the degree's annex.

Language of instruction: English.
Students attend courses in the coastal city of Corinth, in Greece. The Department is conveniently located an hour away from Athens, easily accessible by train and bus.
Tuition Fees: Three thousand euro (€3,000). Tuition fees can be paid in three installments. Installments amounts are: 800€ (upon registration), 1,100€ (by 30 December 2016), and 1,100€ (by 30 May 2017).

The Department provides two merit-based full tuition fee waivers for economically disadvantaged students coming from non-EU Mediterranean countries with an outstanding profile.

Students should also consider the accommodation and living expenses while staying in Corinth.
Deadline for Application30 June 2016. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early and avoid last-minute increased competition.

Admission Requirements

Applicant students should have a degree (at least second class honours) in a relevant field of study (e.g., Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Economics and Law). Applicant students should also have excellent command of English. Previous professional experience and any other relevant skills (e.g., knowledge of other languages spoken in the Mediterranean) will be considered too.


Applicants should provide copies of the following documents in English:
1. Completed application form [Available in the following link:]
2. Degree certificate(s)*
3. Transcript of records of degree(s) (completed or currently studying) *
4. Two references [referees should send themselves their letters of recommendation to the following email address]
5. Curriculum Vitae (preferably in Europass format,
6. A one-page motivation letter
7. Formal qualification of written and oral proficiency in English (i.e. equivalent to C1 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
8. Identity Card or passport
9. Other supporting documents (e.g. proof of work experience, additional language skills, tuition fee waiver request, etc.)
Qualifications obtained from Greek-speaking Universities may be submitted in the original language.

Applications should be posted to the following address:
"M.A. in Mediterranean Studies"
Postgraduate Admissions
Department of Political Science & International Relations
University of the Peloponnese
1 Aristotelous St. & Athinon Ave.,
GR-201 00 Corinth
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Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)
Department of Political Studies & International Relations
University of Peloponnese
1 Aristotelous str & Leof. Athinon
201 00 Corinth, Greece
+30 2741040049

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