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International Relations and Eastern Mediterranean Studies

University of Nicosia
On campus
 1323 Points
1 Year, 6 Months
Apply date
Sep 2024

Program Description

The master in International Relations and Eastern Mediterranean Studies (MA) aims to promote thorough examination and research by allowing students to specialize in International Relations and European Studies, as well as Political Science and related fields within the broader realm of Social Sciences.

It serves as a platform for systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in these areas, offering valuable assets for individuals seeking careers in various professions, sectors, and organizations.

Furthermore, the master in International Relations and Eastern Mediterranean Studies (MA) provides postgraduate education to Bachelor degree holders in fields such as International Relations, Political Science, History, or other relevant disciplines, as well as those intending to work in fields related to international affairs, including the public sector, multinational corporations, international organizations like the UN and EU, academic institutions, research centers, and non-governmental organizations.

By enhancing the knowledge and skills of postgraduate students, the master in International Relations and Eastern Mediterranean Studies (MA) aims to foster a deep understanding of the complexity of international affairs and emphasizes the significance of theoretical and methodological competence in dealing with them.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Jobs - Careers

The master in International Relations and Eastern 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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