The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese, in partnership with universities of Bologna (Italy), Inalco (France), Yaşar (Turkey), Olympia Summer Academy (Greece) and Neapolis Pafos (Cyprus), offers an MA in Mediterranean Studies in English.

The Department is located at the seaside city of Corinth, an hour away from Athens, easily accessible by train or bus.

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.  

The Department includes a Centre of Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS) that covers the countries of North Africa, from Morocco and Mauritania to Egypt, the countries of the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf including Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In addition it covers the Horn of Africa from Sudan and Somalia to Ethiopia and Eritrea. There is special focus on general economic, cultural and political trends in the whole of the Muslim world, in societies of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

The deadline for application: 30 June, 2016

See also: Greek Think Tanks: Sotiris Roussos on the Syrian conflict, Turkey and the study of the Muslim World; Religious Pluralism in the Middle East: A Greek Research & Dialogue Forum; Studying Islam and the Muslim World in Greece