- Educational Objective: To prepare professionals and new leaders in Euro-Mediterranean affairs.
- Type of Master Programme: Full-time.
- Entry Requirements: Bachelor-level degree (minimum 3 years). Good working knowledge of English and French (candidates must be able to understand, speak and write one of the two languages and at least understand the other one).
- Duration: One academic year, generally starting in August and ending in October the following year.
- Specific Tracks Offered: This varies from Session to Session (minimum 2).
- Courses Offered: This varies from Session to Session. Generally, in the Introductory Term 10 courses are delivered within the General Track. Then, in the following two Semesters minimum 16 regular courses are delivered within the Specific Tracks.
- Internship: All students are offered the possibility to do an Internship through a competitive selection process.
- Languages of Instruction: English and French.
- Locations and Places of Study: Each Track is organised in a different city in which a MAEM/MEMA Network member institute is located or operates.
Each student studies in 3 or 4 different locations in the Mediterranean area.
- Experience Abroad: Generally students spend between approximately 6 and 12 months abroad of which approximately 3 - 6 months on the “other side” of the Mediterranean.
- Credits: 72 ECTS, i.e. a total of 1.800 student working hours.
- Diploma: Presently issued by a single MAEM/MEMA Network member university. In the near future a joint Diploma will be issued. The list of the Network members Universities that issue the Diploma (single or joint) may change from year to year.
- Tuition fee: Will be defined every year.
- Grants: Partial tuition waivers may be made available to students.
MAEM/MEMA is a unique programme from several perspectives, including: contents, courses, approach, teaching personnel and students.
The MAEM/MEMA Programme deals with the key aspects of the relations between Europe and the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean Countries as well as the major domestic developments which have an impact on the advancement of sustainable development, increased observance of human rights and furthering of political reform and democratisation in the Euro-Mediterranean Area. It analyses these aspects with a number of multi-disciplinary tools, ranging from Economics to Sociology, from Demography to Political Science and from International Relations to Law.
Courses have been designed with the aim of combining theory and practice. In this respect, theoretical introductory lessons are complemented with the analysis of practical and “real world situations” (e.g. case studies).
The Programme adopts a thematic approach, instead of a more traditional geographic one. Thanks to the thematic approach, the addressed subject matters are tackled and analysed through the lens of the Euro-Mediterranean perspective. In other words, the Programme has a strong comparative approach.
The lecturers are experienced and often renowned academics of the Network universities and professionals
Each course is taught by two lecturers, one expert of Europe and one expert of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. This approach allows to combine different perspectives and to emphasise different points of view.
The Programme accepts students from all countries.
Efforts are made to achieve a balanced national representation, as well as gender participation.
The MAEM/MEMA Network aims to enrol students who are:
- Not yet employed and wish to continue their specialised education.
- Already employed (e.g. public servants and/or private sector practitioners) and willing to take up a further education programme in order to improve their career perspectives.