The Postgraduate Certificate in Mediterranean and European Studies provides an exceptional opportunity for students to engage with the cultural achievements and complex history of Western civilisation. You will work closely with Woolf’s faculty members to gain a clear view of the dynamics that have shaped the region’s political, religious, and artistic convictions.
The degree is taught under the supervision of a Woolf faculty member. Students must choose six courses in consultation with a Woolf faculty member.
The course is taught in Oxbridge tutorial style: students compose short essays on the basis of their work, before meeting directly with a faculty member for an hour or more by video call. Each taught course is examined with a summative assignment.
Students will acquire an understanding of key aspects of the broad history of the region, and a deep knowledge of chosen topics. All students will begin to develop the skills to lead academic projects and to conduct independent research. Participants will also develop critical skills for analysing events in terms of interconnected cultural domains, including aspects of politics, religion, economy, literature, and material culture.
The course cultivates research skills, evidence-based judgment, cross-cultural analysis, and effective oral and written communication. These skills are valuable for work in academia, the civil service, consulting, heritage management, journalism, law, library science, museums, publishing, schoolteaching, and tourism.
In consultation with a faculty member, students should select two foundation courses for a total of 500 course hours, which equals 20 ECTS credits.
In consultation with a faculty member, students should select two elective courses for a total of 500 course hours, which equals 20 ECTS credits.
All students pursing the MA degree must complete the research methodology and dissertation for total of 1250 course hours, which is 50 ECTS.