PhD student ( 2012-)
I chose to attend GLOPEM Master course for the
high quality profile and educational innovation as the first master
degree of the University of Catania wholly in English. The excellent
academic board is always at ready to tailor students' needs and
stimulate their interest and participation by formative and
international initiatives. Students have the opportunity of enriching
their curriculum vitae even before the end of studies. Furthermore, the
interactive environment of the courses makes students comfortable with
public speaking and debates, improving their communication skills. As
from my personal experience, the focus on the empirical analysis of the
Mediterranean and the European Union as well as the meticulous attention
on the methodological aspects, provided me with an impressive academic
preparation and a remarkable background for my following PhD studies.
The use of English as the only working language allowed me to greatly
improve my language skills. Still today, every time I meet younger and
older colleagues who may have difficulties giving presentations in
English, I feel very proud of my choice. If being ahead of the game is
important to you and to your job prospects, then GLOPEM is definitely
your best option.
PhD student (2013-)
The reasons why l decided to study at GLOPEM are
mainly linked to the academic formation that this MA offers to students.
As a centre of attraction that combines its central position in the
Mediterranean area with an high teaching level standard, GLOPEM is
committed to better develop and perform the international profile of the
course, stimulating the research skills of the students on specific
and interesting area of analysis. The international character of the
course is further marked by the English language used and the seminar
discussions which active lectures stimulate.
These aspects are further strengthened by the possibility to collect
different experience abroad, as l have personally made with the Erasmus
programme at the University of Lisbon.
My personal opinion considers also the good feeling with my supervisor
and all the professors, always available!
It has been a very positive experience that helps me to better explore
the research field also after my graduation.
I chose to achieve the master degree in GLOPEM.
because the international profile of the course allowed me to know and
learn in detail all the European and International dynamics that
characterize, both economically and politically, our world. My decision
was also determined by the high quality of the professors who ran the
courses and by the class and examination method which make study
interesting and active. The seminar discussions stimulate the research
skills of the students on the areas of analysis. The course was not only
useful to me to improve my general level of knowledge in terms of
political and economic concepts, but it was also important in order to
acquire a good level of fluency and knowledge of the English language
and vocabulary. It was therefore a great learning experience under many
points of view.
The academic preparation provided by GLOPEM is remarkable and useful to
those who like to undertake an international career. Courses are well
structured and classes are not crowded since the admission committee is
The academic board is made up by experts who accomplish their mission to
form and inform students as best as they can. Moreover, courses are held
through seminar lessons which present many advantages. First of all,
thanks to the participative method, you have the possibility to clarify
any doubt real time. Secondly, you never get bored! Every student is a
fundamental element of the lesson, constantly engaged in its development
through daily papers presentations and debates. This is also useful to
acquire an excellent research method. Lastly, GLOPEM is a very dynamic
reality. During the study course, you have the chance to take part in
international events and be in close contact with foreign students and
scholars. Although an international career is very hard to achieve,
GLOPEM is the best academic choice you can make!
GLOPEM represented to me the natural continuation
of my three-years degree in Politics and International Relations. I
chose it especially because of the high teaching standards and the
peculiar character of the course: a stimulating mix of theoretical study
and empirical research. Being English the working language, and given
the presence of a high number of foreign students thanks to the Erasmus
programme, I had the possibility to improve my language and
communication skills. Seminars and round tables with world scholars and
experts allowed me to deepen my theoretical knowledge about specific
topics; and classes based on simulations, team-working and data analysis
gave me the possibility to develop many skills and competencies. I think
GLOPEM, thanks to its multidisciplinary programme, can offer students
important opportunities of growth and career in many different fields.
Internship at CCIB, Brussels,
When I was about to end my Bachelor's classes in
Historical and Political Sciences, I
accidentally bumped into this pioneering and
unprecedented Master of Arts course. First I was insecure and a bit
sceptical, now, if I could turn back time, I would apply for GLOPEM
again and again. Subjects such as International Affairs, European
Policies, Mediterranean Relations became of keen interest to me and a
wide range of job opportunities disclosed. The high-profiled faculty and
the small-sized classrooms guarantee a stimulating and cosy environment,
as well. What's more, GLOPEM provides students with the possibility of
enriching their academic path with a lot of "extra" activities (e.g.
seminars, round tables, conferences) and, above all, spending a period
of the studies abroad (thanks to Erasmus project et similia) represent a
sort of must. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a fruitful and
challenging Master's degree based at the University of Catania, and
therefore strategically situated at the centre of the Mediterranean
region, don't think twice: come to Catania and apply for GLOPEM... you