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Key Facts


•  Teaching languages: English and French

•  Study Destinations: Nice, Tunis, Istanbul

•  Duration: A one-year programme from October to June + optional professional internship (3 to 6 months)

•  Credits: 60 ECTS + 30 ECTS (optional internship and report)

•  Application deadline: 15 May 2018

•  Starting Date: October 2018

• Partners: Université Internationale de Tunis (UIT), Tunis; Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul; Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and EuroSapienza, Rome
 

 

 

 

Overview of the academic year

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean Studies is a one-year programme and takes place in three different cities:

October to December: Nice
Classes on the basics of all the five modules; simulation.

Studying in France helps students to analyse the Mediterranean region and Euro-Mediterranean relations from an EU perspective. Courses will introduce to the institutional architecture of the EU and its neighbourhood policy. They will also dicuss the shared risks of populism, terrorism and climate change. The trimester will conclude with a simulation exercise.

January to March: Tunis
Mid-term exams; one-week study trip to to Rome.

In Tunis, students study on the campus of our partner, the Université Internationale de Tunis (UIT). Researchers from the region will analyse transformation processes in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in times of globalisation. A special emphasis will be put on the Maghreb. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the nobelpeace-prize-winning country into a role model throughout the MENA region.
From Tunis, students will do a study trip to Rome where they will be visiting relevant UN institutions and follow conferences organised at our partner, the renowned think tank, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).

April to June: Istanbul
Finalising research work, defence of the thesis, final oral exams, Graduation ceremony

In Istanbul students study on the campus of our long-term partner, Istanbul Bilgi University. Courses tackle the changing EU-Turkey relations. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as they are free of obligations from mid-May to mid-June to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation on the shores of the Bosphorus, students become part of CIFE’s worldwide Alumni network.

 

 

Programme structure & learning outcomes

Teaching modules
Five basic modules form the framework of teaching and research at CIFE-IE•EI. International guest lecturers, experts from various European and international organisations, as well as researchers from partner institutions contribute to these modules.
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The Mediterranean is a case study par excellence for Peace and Conflict Studies. In the last two decades, Mediterranean societies have been significantly affected by inter-group violence and inter-state conflicts: from the Western Balkans to Cyprus, from israel to palestine, from Libya to Syria.

The 21st century and especially the Mediterranean face unprecedented economic, environmental and social challenges, as the globalised economic development exerts increased pressure on limited resources, deteriorates the environment and creates growing inequalities.

The EU has become a role model of regional integration. How is the dynamic architecture of European institutions, including European Neighbourhood Policy functioning? To what extent do the Arab League or the Union for the Mediterranean follow a similar logic of regional integration? How can we explain transitions and differences in the Southern mediterranean since the Arab Spring?

Migration, Gender, and Media are policy fields that all Mediterranean societies have in common, but approach differently. At the crossroads of theory and practice, this policy-oriented module proposes solutions to the historical, social and cultural challenges Mediterranean societies face today.

This module equips the participants with professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in European and international cooperation. Seminars and workshops on:
- Project cycle management
- Intercultural communication
- International mediation and negotiation
- Communicating on social media
- Drafting of position papers and policy recommendations
- Career workshop

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Teaching methods
The  programme offers problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. Students gain a strong academic background and are prepared for the job market through a variety of trainings in professional and practical skills.

Our programmes are designed to offer a teaching method which is academic and at the same time directed towards the professional world. We aim to give students the ability to enter into dialogue with decision-makers from both the economic and the political world, stakeholders, diplomats as well as officials from international and European organisations. This broad outlook is made possible by the wide variety of our lecturers, the visits organised to different European countries and our relationship with our carefully selected international partners. Our in-house panel of experts contributes to the rich content of the modules.

The international composition of our groups enables our students to gain maximum advantage from participating each year in various role games to enhance their understanding of problems of collective action and the art of negotiation in different environments such as the EU, the UN and federal states. Research for the thesis at the end of the programme will enable students to delve into a specific subject in more detail and acquire important skills for the job market. In our documentation centre, reviews, books and a great number of electronic resources are at the students’ disposal. Our lectures are accompanied by an online learning management system, facilitating communication between students, lecturers and staff.

  Entry requirements & How to apply
 
 

• For students who have completed their undergraduate studies.

• Good knowledge of English and French  required.

• The easiest way to apply is via the online application form.

• Deadline for application: 15 May 2018.

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Fees & Funding

CIFE is a private, non-profit European institute of higher education. We belong to the six designated institutions receiving special funding by the European Union in the framework of the Jean Monnet programme.

Thanks to this grant by the European Union, each CIFE student benefits from significantly reduced study fees. Those fees not only cover tuition and mentoring, but also parts of the accommodation, travel costs to/from Tunis and Istanbul as well as a study trip to Rome.
Moreover, CIFE is able to offer different scholarships to qualified students in need.

The overall tuition fee of the Master of Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean Studies – amounts to 8.900 €.

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Degree and title


Graduates receive two certifications:
- The Master in Advanced European and International Studies. This is the diploma of CIFE as a private institute of higher education, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS at Master level.

- The degree qualification "Policy Officer in European and International organisations" (level 7 EQF), recognised by the French state.

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