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International Relations, Mediterranean Studies (Online) (En)

University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
 882 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Online Master's Scholarship

Scholarship of 35% to postgraduate graduates for a second degree in the Online Master's starting in Spring Semester 2023. Scholarship of 10% to applicants wishing to enroll in the Online Master's beginning Spring Semester 2023.

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Program Description

The master in International Relations, Mediterranean Studies (MA) provides the opportunity for deepening and specialization in the cognitive unit constituted by the cognitive subjects/fields of International Relations and European Studies, Political Science, and other subjects within the broader field of Social Sciences.

The general objective of the master in International Relations, Mediterranean Studies (MA) is to develop the level of knowledge, skills, and competencies of postgraduate students in the above-mentioned subjects, with the main focus on the realization of (a) the multidimensional nature of the issues they will be called upon to deal with in their professional careers and (b) the "added value" of a theoretically sound and methodical, multifaceted approach to the issues.

A key theme of the educational approach is the combination of the theoretical and practical dimensions of the issues arising in the cognitive unit of International Relations and European Studies and the development of the ability to deal with these issues in a theoretically solid and practically effective way.

From the point of view of the individual cognitive disciplines, special emphasis is given in the master in International Relations, Mediterranean Studies (MA) to the various dimensions and phenomena that are related to the broader field of international politics, as well as to the European dimension of the issues and their interconnection with the challenges, weaknesses and the prospects of European political, economic, cultural and social "integration".

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this master in International Relations, Mediterranean Studies (MA), the students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the field of International Relations and European Studies.
  • Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences.
  • Readily deal with the complexity of the field of study and its relation to other subjects.
  • Engage in debates within the field of study.
  • Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way.
  • Independently identify analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of theoretical approaches and methodological tools.
  • Evaluate the complexity of the field and analyze related issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature.
  • Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics.
  • Critically analyze research within the field of study.
  • Communicate in English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level.
  • Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance.
  • Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research.


Year 1

Semester 1

Theory of International Relations

Eastern Mediterranean History and Politics

International Political Economy

Semester 2

Law of the Sea and International Law

Eastern Mediterranean Energy Geopolitics

Politics in the Middle East

Year 2

Semester 3

Greek-Turkish Relations and Cyprus

The EU and the South-Eastern Mediterranean

Terrorism and Other Forms of Asymmetric Threats


The master in International Relations, Mediterranean Studies (MA) applies to to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with international affairs e.g. in the public sector, especially in services under:

  • Ministries of Foreign Affairs
  • Defence or Commerce
  • Multinational firms
  • International organisations such as the UN and the EU
  • Academic institutions and research centres
  • Non-governmental organisations etc.

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