GLOPEM is ideal for graduates with a background in the social sciences, humanities and liberal arts, economy and commerce, law or a related discipline.
The innovative characteristics of this Masters programme (Laurea magistrale, in the Italian University system) is the association of global politics, European governance, and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Focus is on global institutions, policies and issues, global justice, EU policy-making and governance, and key Mediterranean issues.
As we look at the impact of globalization on world and European politics, three areas of concern stand out. The first is the close interplay of politics, economy, and culture. The second is the increased importance of international regions to global and transnational affairs that fosters the engagement of state and non-state actors in policy-making processes at the world and region level. The third is the role of international institutions in the governance of the contemporary world. These three domains, which are closely inter-linked, trigger off an increasing number of international public policies designed to solve the problems that globalization sets in the agenda like democracy building and consolidation, pollution, migration, human rights protection. In fact, the European Union is currently redefining its role in the world as well as its relations with the neighboring countries, especially the Mediterranean ones. On this premise, GLOPEM offers an advanced training program to people eager to analyze how European and global institutions tackle the challenges set by the recent acceleration of the process of globalization, and the increased interdependence of societies, markets, and states.
The Course is a two-year full-time programme entirely taught in English. The year is divided in two semesters. All courses are divided in modules and adopt a range of learning and teaching approaches from political science, political theory as well as history and economics. Emphasis is on current issues and analytical methods. Seminars, often held by visiting scholars, are included in the programme. Attendance to courses is compulsory with a maximum of 30% missing allowance.Training includes stages in non-academic organizations and institutions. Study periods in foreign academic institutions are encouraged. The Double Degree Programme provides selected students with with an additional Master Degree on top to their UC Master Degree. The successful completion of the two-year programme, that ends with a final exam on a written dissertation, qualifies the student for the award of the Magister Degree.
GLOPEM prepares students for undertaking jobs involving abilities of analysis, organization and management. GLOPEM Graduates have found employement in institutions operating at the European and international level, like the European Union, IGOs and NGOs, international firms, state and regional governments, private interest associations, international cooperation missions, banking, consultancy, information and communication services.
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in the area of Social and Human Studies, knowledge of English certified by an international certification or proved by an exam passed in the undergraduate degree course. All applicants are required to attend for the admission colloquium.
Why choose the Master in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations?
Knowledge and understanding. To stimulate student analytical skills, learning is based on problem analysis. Teaching materials consist of scientific products ranging from volumes, scientific journals, book chapters, to internet materials, congress papers, public documents and reports. At the end of the Programme, graduates are able to write a research study and propose problem-solving strategies. The final assessment exam, based on the Masterís thesis, verifies the correspondence of the student scientific and practical knowledge to employment related to the Master course.
Applying knowledge and understanding. To give to students ability to develop independent research and build operative strategies, teaching is based on the analysis of current problems and the construction of problem-solving strategies.
Making judgments. To stimulate autonomy in judgment, teaching extends to making students able to deal in original manner with scientific puzzles and critical issues.
Communication skills. The student communication skills are expanded through oral presentation and paper writing as well as participation to events like simulation exercises and virtual classes.
Learning skills. Students are trained to master the main paradigms, key-concepts, debates and focal themes of the disciplines addressed in the Programme. They develop abilities in critically interpreting European and International events and development policies drawing on different disciplinary methodologies.