2nd Call for Applications ♦ M.A. in Mediterranean Studies

Second Call for Applications
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mediterranean Studies
( Academic year 2014/2015 )

The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), in partnership with

  • the Department of Cultural Heritage and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna (Italy),
  • the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (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.

launches a Collaborative Postgraduate Program in Mediterranean Studies in October 2014.

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 corresponds to 75 ECTS credits.

Winter Term

Core Courses

  1. Research Methods in Social Sciences (6 ECTS)
  2. Conflict and Security in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
  3. Civilizations and Cultures in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
  4. Economic Development in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)

Elective Courses

  1. International Organizations in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
  2. Comparative politics and government in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)

Lent Term

Core Courses

  1. Democracy, human rights and multiculturalism in a comparative perspective: Europe and Arab countries (6 ECTS)
  2. The Arab Spring and civil society in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
  3. Energy and natural resources in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)
  4. The EU in the Mediterranean (6 ECTS)

Elective Courses

  1. The economic crisis in Southern Europe (6 ECTS)
  2. Cultural Geography of Mediterranean (6 ECTS)

Dissertation (15 ECTS)

The program’s requirements corresponds to 75 ECTS credits.

Duration of studies

Twelve months, full time.

Title Awarded

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



Students attend courses in the calm seaside city of Corinth, in Greece. The Department is conveniently located an hour away from Athens, easily accessible by train or bus.

Tuition Fees

Four thousand euro (€4,000). Students should also consider the accommodation and living expenses while staying in Corinth.

Tuition fees can be paid in three installments. Installments amounts are: 1,000€ (upon registration), 1,500€ (by 30 December 2014), and 1,500€ (by 30 May 2015).

Deadline for Applications

24 September 2014.

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 [ Download ]
  2. Degree certificate(s)*
  3. Transcript of records of degree(s) (completed or currently studying) *
  4. references
  5. Vitae (preferably in Europass format, http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home )
  6. one-page motivation letter
  7. 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. work experience, language skills, attendance of seminars 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
47 Dervenakion St & Adimantou
GR-201 00 Corinth

For further information contact: pms-pedis@uop.gr