Master of Arts (MA) in Mediterranean Studies

The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of 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 Inalco – 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),and
  • the Department of Economics and Finance of the Neapolis University of Pafos (Cyprus),
  • the Olympia Summer Academy,

offers a Postgraduate Program Masters in Mediterranean Studies.

Description of the 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 structure of the program facilitates the diverse contributions of faculty of the different participating institutions, enabling and sustaining the program’s wide-ranging focus.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of studies, graduates of the Postgraduate Programme:

  • Possess advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge of the modern Mediterranean region in relation to its political systems, international relations, cultural diversity, and socio-economic conditions.
  • Have a solid and comprehensive methodological, theoretical and empirical knowledge basis to work individually or in team in order to investigate, analyze and solve problems, particularly with regard to the design and implementation of policies in the Mediterranean region.
  • Are able to draw on academic theories, analytical concepts, and historical experience to critically assess policies and policy prescriptions for the region promoted by public agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organisations.
  • Are able to conduct professional-level research, articulate tenable arguments, and present original findings and viewpoints concerning developments in the region.
  • Are able to prepare and carry out work plans/research and take responsibility for decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Are able to assume administrative duties in their field of expertise and deal with any upcoming problems, either individually or collectively.

Structure of the Program

The program of studies comprises seven core courses, two elective courses (out of which each student should select one course) and a dissertation. The program’s requirements corresponds to 75 ECTS credits.

List of Courses & Course Descriptions

Teaching Staff

Duration of Studies

Twelve (12) Months, Full Time.

Title Awarded

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mediterranean Studies.

The degree is awarded from the University of Peloponnese upon successful completion of the program’s requirements. All partnering institutions are explicitly mentioned in the degree’s annex.

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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.

Rules and Regulations for postgraduate studies

  • Rules and Regulation 2018-19 (information will be updated soon )
  • Rules and Regulation (valid from academic year 2015-16 to 2017-18)

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