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Master of Arts in Mediterranean and European Studies

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.



Outcomes



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.



Academic Credit



  • This course is accredited. It is worth 90 ECTS
  • Students that complete all the assignments with passing marks will receive an Master of Arts (MA) in Mediterranean and European Studies



Further Details



  • This is a graduate-level degree, suitable for advanced students and those prepared to be challenged
  • The MA in Mediterranean and European Studies is a combined taught and research degree
  • Progress requires completing the reading assignments, submitting an essay, and meeting with the tutor
  • Final grades are awarded according to standard Woolf marking conventions (consult the Woolf Academic Handbook)
  • Full-time students take two courses concurrently



Degree Pathway



  • Two foundation courses
  • Four electives
  • Research methods and dissertation



Employment



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.

  • Minimum education requirement for students: None
  • Total degree requirements: 2250 hours
  • Degree area: Arts
  • Accreditation: ECTS Accredited (EQF7)
  • Expected duration: 12 months
Foundational Courses

In consultation with a faculty member, students should select two foundation courses for a total of 500 course hours, which equals 20 ECTS credits.





Elective Courses

In consultation with a faculty member, students should select two elective courses for a total of 500 course hours, which equals 20 ECTS credits.

Research Dissertation

All students pursing the MA degree must complete the research methodology and dissertation for total of 1250 course hours, which is 50 ECTS.