Postgraduate course of the University of the Aegean
Department of Mediterranean Studies
“Governance, security and development in the Mediterranean”

The Department of Mediterranean Studies is offering the reformed postgraduate course “Governance, security and development in the Mediterranean” effective for the academic year 2014-2015, in accordance with the regulations number: 24518/Β7/6.5.2004 (GG 753 Β΄ 19.5.2004) of the ministerial decree and the regulations of Ν. 3685/2008 (GG 148 Α΄), as it has been modified and is now applied.

The aim of this course is to offer the participants, the education, production and communication of knowledge, expertise and methodological tools of analysis of the complex political, social, economic and geopolitical reality of the broader Mediterranean. More specifically, the aim of this course is to offer theoretical and methodological education of high standard, with emphasis on the specialized knowledge of the political, social and economic development in the region of the Mediterranean, so as its graduates may attempt to make their next steps, with dignity, in the domestic and/or foreign professional and academic field.

This postgraduate course will be awarding a Master of Arts in “Governance, security and development in the Mediterranean” upon the successful completion of two (2) semesters and the successful presentation of a dissertation during the third semester of studies.

The number of students admitted to the course, per academic year, is restricted to a maximum of 30 participants.

Graduates from the following institutions are accepted: faculties of Law, Economic and Political Studies, specialized departments and divisions of International Strategic Studies, European Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Law, Political Science, Economic Science, History, Public Administration, Balkan, Oriental and Slavic Studies from Greek universities or recognized overseas institutions.

Students which are also accepted are:

  • graduates from Technological Educational Institutes of a related field, corresponding to the above, according to the prerequisites of article 5 paragraph 12 of the law 2916/2001.
  • graduates of Military Academies, on condition that their degrees are equivalent to those of universities.
  • graduates from other fields of study, if it is certified by the SE that they are qualified to attend this postgraduate course.

Foreign graduates should be able to speak the Greek language adequately, as this is defined by current legislation and should also be able to certify their knowledge in English.

The course duration is set to three (3) academic semesters, two (2) semesters with taught modules and one (1) semester for research, all of which are obligatory. Each module consists of three (3) teaching hours per week with the semester adding up to ten (10) to thirteen (13) weeks. Any modification to the schedule of the course is subject to the approval of the board of the General Assembly in its Special Composition

Modules consist of obligatory and elective ones. More specifically, four(4) obligatory and four (4) elective from the eight(8) modules offered. The elective modules are only taught with a minimum participation of five (5) students. Teaching and evaluation of the courses is carried out in Greek, without exempting the English language in some modules.

The third semester is dedicated to the writing of a dissertation which is a prerequisite for the completion of this postgraduate course.

The total of ECTS credits required for the completion of this course amounts to 90 credits, in combination with the student’s involvement in the educational and researching activities of the program. Each module is credited with 7.5 ECTS credits whereas the dissertation amounts to thirty (30) credits.

Course and syllabus design

First semester

Obligatory modules

  • Modern history of the Mediterranean
  • International economic relations and Governance in the Mediterranean

Elective modules

Two of the following:

  • Transnational, intrastate and international conflicts in the Mediterranean
  • Foreign policy of the countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa
  • European governance. Globalisation and the Mediterranean’s position IN WHAT OR WHERE??
  • International organizations in the Mediterranean

Second Semester

Obligatory modules

  • Contemporary approaches to matters of security in the Mediterranean
  • European policies in the Mediterranean

Elective modules

Two of the following:

  • Islam: Religion and Politics
  • International Relations in southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean.
  • International law of the sea and the Mediterranean
  • Politics and the economy in the broader area of the Black Sea

Third semester

Writing of dissertation

This postgraduate course is taught by academic staff from the Department of the Mediterranean Studies, or other Greek universities as well as other professors of various rank, according to regulations (paragraph 5, of the law 3685/2008).

This course will be running until the academic year 2021-2022, subject to the regulations of paragraph 11a, article 80 of the law N.4009/2011 (GG 195 A’) as it has been modified and is now applied.

Contact details:
Tel: 22410 99321